Australian DJ Ajax died early Friday after being struck by a truck, just hours after celebrating his birthday,
Born Adrian Thomas, Ajax was a vital part of the Australian EDM scene. Billboard notes that Ajax founded label Sweat It Out, which produced the 2010 Yolanda B Cool vs DCup’s “We No Speak Americano.”
Ajax was killed just after celebrating his 41st birthday in Melbourne, but police have ruled out foul play as a cause.
Sweat It Out issued a statement in the wake of his death, calling Ajax “instrumental in shaping the landscape of Australian dance music."