Hip-hop personality dies at 32

Hip-hop radio and TV personality DJ Megatron was shot to death March 27 on New York’s Staten Island. He was 32.

Megatron, born Corey McGriff, was apparently waylaid on his way to a store near his home, his manager Justin (J. Smoove) Kirkland told the Associated Press.

He was a popular figure among East Coast rap jocks. He began his career as an intern at WKRS-FM (Kiss FM) in New York, where he became an on-air personality.

Megatron also worked at Boston’s Hot 97.7 and Philadelphia’s the Beat.

He was best known as an on-camera host of BET’s “106 & Park” series and was featured in its man-on-the-street “What’s Good” segments.

His screen credits included “State Property 2″ (2005), which starred Roc-A-Fella Records exec Damon Dash and rappers Beanie Sigel and N.O.R.E. (Noreaga).

He is survived by three children.

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