Members of Birmingham’s LGBTQ community have expressed their shock and sadness at the news that local DJ Spencer Cormell, aged 35, passed away on the evening of 20 November. A regular on the scene, Spencer DJed at Birmingham Pride and numerous gay venues, including Missing, The Village Inn, Sidewalk, Glamorous and The Bullring Tavern.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted to acertain the cause of death.
At the time of going to print, the cause of Spencer’s death remains unknown.
Tributes poured in thick and fast, including from Gareth Scratcherd, former owner of Angel’s Bar (now Sidewalk), who said: “Such sad news but such happy and fond memories and some very blurry moments too.”
Keith Perks from Equator said: “I am totally shocked. I have been your friend for so long. You never failed to make me laugh. We had fun and now we have tears.’
CJ Turner-Moss, manager of Clone Zone, said: “A massive shock to everyone. Spencer was a regular visitor in store and an all-round lovely guy. He will be missed by everyone.”
Tell us what you think below...
Join our Newsletter today!
The colourful Parade featured more than 5,000 people
Pride 2019 is supporting the No Outsiders educational programme
The children were sent home early today because of concerns about the demonstration
The two-day festival has been named one of the world's top 50 Pride events
Pride celebrations have been recreated in Lego miniature at Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham, ah...
The demonstrators intend to protest at 2.30pm
Thousands of people are set to march through the streets of Birmingham today (Saturday 25 May) to sh...
The new members-only club would be called Purity
The hit musical's run in Birmingham finishes on Saturday
It’s official! Birmingham Pride is the UK’s best Pride event!More
Pansexual comedian Joe Lycett slams own MP for LGBT lessons viewsMore
Over 80,000 set to back 'No Outsiders'!More
k.d. lang sends message of support to primary school teacher Andrew MoffatMore
LGBT lessons protests: West Midlands Police chief issues statementMore
It’s here! Love Out Loud, support No Outsiders and have a great time at Birmingham Pride!More
From bad to worse: UK Eurovision score lowered by five pointsMore