The local entertainment fraternity is in a state of grief as it awoke to news that FAME 95 FM DJ Venom and a female student of the University of Technology (UTech) died in a motorcycle collision on Monday night, November 25.
The student has been identified as 21-year-old Abigail Rowe.
According to initial reports from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), DJ Venom, whose given name is Raymond Peart, met in a collision involving his motorcycle along the Spanish Town Bypass in St Catherine at 10 p.m.
Peart was driving his Honda CBR 600 motorcycle along the Spanish Town Bypass heading towards Old Harbour; when on reaching the vicinity of March Pen Road, he collided with Rowe who was a pedestrian.
Rowe was attempting to cross the bypass and was hit by the motorcycle, which then flung Peart upon impact. Both sustained multiple injuries and were transported to the Spanish Town Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Peart, 43, was one of FAME’s most popular disk jockeys. He was also a past student of Kingston College (KC) and UTech.
DJ Venom was born in Yallahs, St Thomas. He later moved to Old Harbour and joined the RJR-Gleaner Group-owned radio station back in 2014.