Jungle and drum 'n' bass star MC Fats confirmed dead

Jungle and drum ‘n’ bass star MC Fats has died.

The star – real name Wildale Spencer – was one of jungle and drum ‘n’ bass’s most distinctive and central voices.

Also known as Singing Fats, he was famous for his smooth vocals, with a background in reggae and rare groove.

He was also regular at parties and raves, previously enjoying a stint as a resident MC at London institution Fabric.

News of his death was confirmed on Friday (March 10), with RAM Records’ Andy C, writing in a statement: ‘We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of MC Fats.

‘He was a legend of DNB and a dear member of our family from the very beginning.’

The tweet continued: ‘His loss is deeply felt, and our hearts go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.

‘May his legacy live on. Peace, Love & Unity.’

What followed was an outpouring of love from fans, who celebrated Fats’ life and career.

‘Sad to hear this news. Fats was a legend amongst me and my mates. What a pleasure it was to hear him turn up and sing the way he did. His voice did something different’, one fan tweeted.

‘MC fats rip 🙁 one of the iconic voices of jungle’, another wrote.

‘Really sad news about mc Fats, not just a wicked mc but an incredible vocalist as well, Drop it Down is one of my favourite tunes. He was a major figure in the scene as well. Big loss. RIP’, one penned.

Doc Scott also paid tribute on Twitter, writing: ‘Rest easy MC Fats, thank you for all the laughs and good times along the way, it’s a sad day for DNB, see you on the other side my friend.’

Fats was instrumental in the drum ‘n’ bass scene from the early days, appearing on some of its most iconic tracks, including Peace, Love & Unity, produced by DJ Hype.

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