In a tragic turn of events, Memphis lost a prominent figure in its music scene as Ricky Buchanan, a beloved DJ widely known as “Slick Rick,” was discovered dead at his residence on Angel Avenue on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. The circumstances surrounding his untimely demise have sparked an ongoing investigation by the Memphis Police Department.
The Disturbing Discovery
The unsettling discovery unfolded at the 4500 block of Angel Avenue, where law enforcement responded to the distressing scene around 2:30 p.m. on that fateful Wednesday. FOX13, on-site to report on the situation, interviewed John Buchanan, the brother of the deceased. John recounted receiving a call from a concerned neighbour just before 2 p.m., prompting him to rush to Ricky’s residence. Upon arrival, he was met with an eerie sight—the back door of the home wide open. As he walked in, John confronted the devastating reality of discovering his brother lifeless within the residence.
The Memphis Police Department immediately initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ricky Buchanan’s death. The authorities are diligently working to unravel the mysteries surrounding his untimely demise, seeking answers to the crucial questions of why and how the 49-year-old DJ lost his life.
Ricky Buchanan’s Legacy
Ricky Buchanan, also known as “Slick Rick,” was a prominent figure in the Memphis music scene. At age 49, he had dedicated decades of his life to DJing, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. Buchanan’s stage name became synonymous with his skill and influence as the son of Stage Stop owner Nita Makris.