Local DJ dies from injuries after falling from float during Gonzales Christmas Parade
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A well-known DJ from Ascension Parish has died from injuries he suffered after falling from a float during the Gonzales Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 12, according to his family.
36-year-old Quincy Davis, known as ‘DJ Thriller’, was on the second deck of a float when he hit his head on a tree.
His family said Davis fell on the ground and landed on his face.
Davis was breathing on a ventilator for seven days and was doing better, until he took a turn for the worse on Monday.
“Everybody would call me and tell me, Sheila, he’s a strong person. He’s going to pull through. Don’t worry about him. He’ll be ok,” said Shelia Davis, Quincy’s mother.
Doctors told his sister, Delva Tate, that Davis had a traumatic head injury with swelling and bleeding on both sides of his brain.
“We get to the hospital, and that’s when they said his brain had shut down on him. Everything shut down on him,” said Sheila Davis.
DJ Thriller is originally from Donaldsonville, and he performed in various venues across Ascension, Assumption, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes.
Davis had a fiancé and three children, along with five older sisters.
The couple was supposed to get married in January 2023.
“It’s really a lot, but I know with the help of all these ladies, we’re going to get through it, and he wouldn’t want us to be sad. He would want us to still have Christmas, still put a speaker on and blast it as loud as we can, cook the food, and get some drinks. That’s what he would want, and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Brittney Anderson, his fiancé.
Tributes are pouring in for Davis on a public Facebook group called ‘Shake Back Dj Thriller’. It has more than 2.6 thousand followers.
“Our brother is resting and his job on this earth is done. In his 36 years, he’s touched so many people. So many people. So, with that, that’s going to help us continue on,” said Tate.
A balloon release is set for Thursday, Dec. 23 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The release will take place at Crescent Park located at 314 Mississippi Street in Donaldsonville, La.
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