• Memphis DJ Rick “Slick Rick” Buchanan found decapitated in his home, investigation ongoing
• Family started GoFundMe for funeral costs and charity donation in his name
• Rick faced personal struggles after 2014 shooting, survived by his dog Lucky
Here is what happened:
The tragic death of Memphis DJ Rick “Slick Rick” Buchanan is currently being investigated by Tennessee authorities. The body of the 59-year-old was found decapitated inside his home, according to his brother John Buchanan. John found his brother and called 911 after noticing something was seriously wrong. Authorities responded to an ambulance call and found the deceased man inside the house. The cause of death is undetermined at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.
Following the DJ’s death, his family started a GoFundMe to help cover funeral costs and potentially make a charity donation in his name. The family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received after Rick’s passing. The family remembered Rick as someone who was generous to anyone he could, and who used his voice and personality to raise significant amounts of money for charity.
Rick’s family was not the only ones to share their thoughts following his passing. The music venue owned by his mother, Nita Makris, where Rick often showcased local music shared a tribute on Facebook, saying “RIP SLICK RICK.” His loss is a significant blow to the Memphis music community and to the people who knew and loved him.
In the years leading up to his death, Rick faced personal struggles after being injured in a shooting in 2014. It became difficult for him to find work and he became more of a homebody as a result. He leaves behind not only his family but also his beloved dog, Lucky, who is being adopted by his brother John.