Popular Brooklyn DJ, Zack Xochil Fortune, killed by motorist while cycling

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We’re very sad to hear about this.

A Brooklyn DJ was killed yesterday afternoon while riding his bike near Hart and Broadway streets in Bushwick. Friends of Xochil Zack Fortune, who went by the stage name Furoche, say he was heading to an interview for a job as a bike messenger around 2:30 p.m. when he was hit by one motorist, then pinned between a second vehicle. According to the FDNY, he was taken to Woodhull Hospital in serious condition, but expected to survive. Reports from friends, however, indicate he later died at Bellevue, though neither the NYPD nor the FDNY claim to be aware of any fatalities. Friends also tell us Fortune’s mother arrived this morning from Florida and identified his body.

A crowdfunding page has been set up in his honor.

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