SBS Mega 97.9’s radio personality Jean Paul Guerrero, known as DJ Jinx Paul, has died at 39 after reportedly being struck by a vehicle. The Spanish-language radio station confirmed the passing of the broadcaster today (Dec. 19).
“It is a moment of great pain and sadness for Mega 97.9 FM and the radio fans due to the sudden and unexpected death of our companion and friend, DJ Jinx Paul, who will always be remembered,” said Eric Garcia, CRO of the radio division and GM of SBS New York, in a statement. “On behalf of the SBS family New York, we send our heartfelt condolences to his wife to his child, brothers and relatives.”
Jesús Salas, executive vice president of programming and multi-platform coordinator of SBS Radio, added: “Personally I will always remember DJ Jinx Paul not only for his professional excellence but also for his human quality, as an honest, friendly, optimistic man and a fighter. Rest in peace … we will miss you.”
According to reports, Guerrero was killed in a hit-and-run Monday morning in Brooklyn. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.