According to several confirmed reports, Quinn Coleman, son of longtime BET President Debra Lee, passed away on Sunday. He was 31 years old.

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The cause of Coleman’s death has not yet been confirmed.

Quinn, who went by the name DJ Spicoli, served as A&R Senior Director at Capitol Records at the time of his death.


“Quinn Coleman, son of Debra Lee and Randy Coleman, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 16 at the age of 31. The cause of death is unknown,” read a statement from a representative of Lee. “Quinn was a loving son, brother, cousin and friend, a passionate DJ and A&R executive with a bright future ahead of him. Debra and her family are devastated by Quinn’s passing and ask for privacy and respect as they grieve together.”

Quinn’s friends and family showed an outpour of love, devastated by the loss of this talented young man.

The Northstar Group/The Source Magazine sends its deepest condolences the Debra Lee and the rest of Quinn’s family and friends.