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Shock Midde East’s Dance FM presenter dies at 28

James Aramouni.

Shock Middle East has announced the passing of James Eli Aramouni, on Sunday the 13th of January 2019.

In a statement, Cameron Plant, Group MD of Shock Middle East said: “James was a much-loved member of the Shock Middle East family and we are devastated to hear of his passing. We will miss his creativity, energy and his contribution to Dance FM. We ask you to respect the privacy of his family during this difficult time.”

“James Aramouni, aged 28, joined Shock Middle East in October 2017 as the Dance 97.8 Drive Time presenter quickly becoming one of the station’s leading presenters. James Aramouni’s warmth, humour and humbleness will be dearly missed by his loyal listeners and those who worked with him.”

Aramouni made his radio debut after moving to Lebanon in 2016, presenting the breakfast show on one of Beirut’s biggest radio stations. He used to take over the drive time slot from 4pm to 8pm from Sunday to Thursday on Dance FM.

Shock Middle East will be suspending all live shows on its stations until further notice.