The Tennessee authorities are currently investigating the mysterious death of beloved Memphis DJ, Rick “Slick Rick” Buchanan. The 59-year-old’s lifeless body was discovered decapitated inside his home on January 24th, sending shockwaves through the local community.
John Buchanan, Rick’s grief-stricken brother, recounted the horrifying discovery to FOX13 Memphis during an on-camera interview posted on January 25th. “I walked in and then I found him,” he revealed, his voice trembling with emotion. “And called 911.” John continued, “I thought his coat was up over his head, like it was cold or something. So I just ran out and then I ran back in and I noticed that it wasn’t that, that it was something worse.”
The Memphis Police Department swiftly responded to an ambulance call made from the residence, only to find a lifeless man inside. The cause of Rick’s untimely demise remains undetermined, leaving investigators with a perplexing case on their hands. No further details regarding the condition of Rick’s body have been released, heightening the intrigue surrounding this tragic incident.
Following the devastating loss of the renowned DJ, his grieving family initiated a GoFundMe campaign to assist with funeral expenses and potentially make a charitable donation in Rick’s honor. The heartfelt message on the fundraising page expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received. It also highlighted Rick’s selfless nature, stating, “If you knew Rick, you know he gave to anyone he could, friends, strangers, and charities like MDA.”
Rick’s passion for music and dedication to the local Memphis music scene were well-known. The Stage Stop, a music venue owned by his mother, Nita Makris, paid tribute to the late DJ on Facebook, simply stating, “RIP SLICK RICK.” Nita had operated the establishment for over four decades until her retirement in 2018, making the loss even more poignant for the family.
In recent years, Rick had faced personal struggles after being injured in a 2014 shooting just outside The Stage Shop. The incident left him with physical and emotional scars, making it increasingly challenging for him to find work. As a result, he became more of a homebody, seeking solace within the confines of his residence. No arrests were made in connection with the shooting.
In addition to his grieving family, Rick leaves behind his loyal companion, Lucky, a faithful dog who provided him with comfort and companionship. John Buchanan expressed his intention to adopt Lucky, ensuring that the beloved pet finds a loving home amidst the tragedy.
As the investigation into Rick “Slick Rick” Buchanan’s shocking death continues, the Memphis community remains on edge, desperately seeking answers to the perplexing circumstances surrounding this tragic event. Authorities are determined to uncover the truth behind this heinous crime, providing closure to Rick’s loved ones and justice for the beloved DJ who touched the lives of many through his music and philanthropy.