A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murdering Byron Bay DJ Chris Bradley who collapsed and died after he was allegedly assaulted at a function on Christmas Day.
Mr Bradley, 28, was pronounced dead on the floor of a house on Carlyle Street in Byron Bay on Christmas night.
The popular DJ from Ewingsdale was attending a Christmas party when he suddenly collapsed around 11.30pm.
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Paramedics were called to the house and tried resuscitating Mr Bradley but sadly, he could not be revived.
It’s alleged the much-loved 28-year-old had been assaulted earlier in the night and collapsed as a result.
Detectives from the NSW Homicide Squad were called in to assist local police in investigating the death.
Following investigations, detectives arrested a 24-year-old man in Ballina around 8.45am on Thursday.
The man, from Byron Bay, was taken to Ballina Police Station where he was charged with Mr Bradley’s murder.
The 24-year-old has been refused bail and will front Lismore Local Court tomorrow.
Owner of events and artist management company Atypical, Mr Bradley also studied audio engineering at the SAE Institute Byron Bay, and was a regular DJ at clubs and venues across Bryon and the Gold Coast.
Family and friends have flooded social media with comments of shock and grief after learning of his sudden death.
“My heart’s so broken to hear this news today,” Mr Bradley’s sister Maddie wrote on Facebook. “To say the words I’ve lost my big brother, it’s gut wrenching.
“Who could do such a horrible thing to such an amazing man.
“You lit up the room with your unique quirk personality and laugh, I’ll miss hearing it!
“Love you forever B-rad my big brother bear.”