"You have inspired millions around the globe"
It has been announced that Jasbir Singh Hayer, also known as Jaz Hayer of the Kray Twinz, has passed away.
The Hayer family made the sad announcement regarding the DJ and award-winning music producer.
Jaz peacefully passed away during the afternoon of October 19, 2021, after spending four weeks in the hospital.
In a statement, the Hayer family said:
“Your talent was just something else, your brain was wired like no other.
“You broke boundaries with your vision and are leaving a legacy that will be remembered as such. You gave 100% to anything you put your mind to and would never give up. You are and always will be an inspiration to us and many others.
“Anybody that needed help or advice, you would be there for them.
“You could never say no to anyone. This is a testament to your values and your honour code to be the best friend anyone could ask for.
“You have inspired millions around the globe and there is so much of you to celebrate.
“We ask Jaz’s friends, colleagues and fans to celebrate his warm heart, generous spirit and humour which will be deeply missed.”
The family have requested privacy at this sad time.
Jaz Hayer was one of half of the Kray Twinz and together with his brother, they amassed numerous accolades throughout their career.
The Coventry-born twins first entered the world of music and production at the age of 13 when they showed off their mixing skills at a family party.
The positive reactions opened the door to a world of opportunities.
Their initial tracks were house but after mastering this and becoming synonymous amongst promoters as well as crowd fanatics, they turned their attention to creating their own music and production.
Their debut solo release was a global hit. It was an experimental track pairing British grime star Lethal Bizzle with US rapper Twista.
Since then, the Kray Twinz has had an extensive remix portfolio, working with the likes of Mark Morrison.
The Kray Twinz has also collaborated with Sting, DMX and Jay-Z to name a few.
They also created a song for the highly acclaimed EA Sports video game Fight Night Round 3.
In the film industry, the Kray Twinz created the title song ‘Hustle’ for Sean Bean’s CASH and ‘Second Hand Jawani’ for Cocktail, which starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.
Their success netted them numerous awards, including a MOBO, BAFTA and World Music Award.