Dubstep DJ Cookie Monsta died at age 31 on Friday. Circus Records, the artist’s recording label, reported in a statement on Twitter with no cause of death issued in the statement.
“Our beloved Tony Cook (aka Cookie Monsta) has left us. We are devastated, no words can contain our feelings on such a day. All of our thoughts go to Tony’s family, friends and our heart especially goes out to Tony’s son Olly, the Mini Monsta…The world will miss you Cookie, we will miss you, brother.”– Circus Records
The label added that it would not comment further “out of respect for Tony’s family.” Please see below for the full statement.
A number of dance music artists were seen reacting to the statement on Twitter with an outpouring of condolences from the likes of Dillon Francis, Zomboy, Adventure Club, Zeds Dead, and Slushii.
Back in May 2019, Cookie Monsta informed fans that he was “struggling with mental health issues,” which prompted him to cancel his tour at the time.
“For the past year I’ve been struggling with mental health issues, over the recent weeks and months this has become harder than ever. I’ve not been online recently as I’ve been trying to work through my problems away from the glare of social media. Unfortunately I’ve not made as much progress as I’d hoped, so I’ve decided that I need to take a longer break from the scene. I will continue making and releasing music, beyond that I look forward to being back out to see you soon when I’m better.”
Tony Cook, known as “Cookie Monsta,” was a popular dubstep DJ on the EDM festival circuit. The Nottingham, UK-native, has been known for the hit tracks “Ruff” and “Blurgh.” Cookie Monsta has been performing under the moniker since 2008, according to his Spotify bio. He released his first mixtape, “Maryland Chocolate Chip Mix,” that year, followed by his first album, “Riot!,” in 2012.
This news story was originally reported by the NY Post.
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