DJ Mister Cee’s Obituary; His Family, Ethnicity, and Net Worth

DJ Mister Cee Died at 57.

By RahulPublished on: April 11, 2024 Updated on: April 11, 2024
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The late DJ Mister Cee, who was announced dead at the age of 57 in April 2024, belonged to African-American ethnicity.

Cee, whose real name is Calvin Lebrun Jr., was the son of Calvin Lebrun Sr., who died in 1993, and his former partner. He was born on August 17th, 1966, in New York.

Cee never talked about his biological mother. On his dad’s side, he had a brother Christopher, and a sister Cicely. His brother Chris is also dead and Mister Cee is now survived by his sister, his niece, and his brother-in-law.

His Cause of Death

According to Black Twitter, he passed away due to a persistent cough, that had been haunting him for years. His family is yet to confirm it, however.

His Life Was Full Of Controversies and Achievements

Mister Cee was a legend. He wasn’t just playing songs; he was creating the soundtrack for a whole generation. He worked at Hot 97 for over 20 years and helped produce Biggie’s first album, ‘Ready to Die.’ His mixes were loved by everyone in New York.

He grew up in Brooklyn, in a neighborhood called Bedford-Stuyvesant. His uncle, who was also a DJ, taught him a lot about music. Cee loved hip-hop from a young age, inspired by acts he heard on the radio like the World Famous Supreme Team and Awesome Two. He dreamed of being on the radio, and he made that dream come true.

An old photo of Cee with an unknown lady.
An old photo of Cee with an unknown lady.

While he was at Hot 97, he made mixes that brought together old and new music, earning a lot of respect.

But he also faced some tough times. In 2013, he left Hot 97 for a bit because it came out that he had been involved with transgender prostitutes. This caused a lot of discussions about sexuality in the hip-hop world. He eventually revealed in an interview that he was ‘try sexual.’

Despite these issues, his work in music was always respected. After leaving Hot 97, he kept DJing in clubs and on other radio shows. He had his own show on 94.7 The Block NYC, playing old-school hits and paying tribute to big names in hip-hop, like doing a special mix for the Notorious B.I.G.’s would-be 50th birthday.


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One cool thing about DJ Mister Cee was a photo of him at 3 years old, holding a record. His dad gave it to him before he passed away and told him, “I knew this is what you was going to do.”

It shows how music was always meant to be his path.

Cee did so much for hip-hop, from promoting big stars like Biggie to shaping the music that played on New York’s airwaves. His death marks the end of an important chapter in hip-hop, but his impact will never be forgotten.

A photo of DJ with his half-sister
Cee with his sister. Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, at the time of his death, he was single. Throughout his life, he was never married and he had no children as well. He had a net worth of $1 million.

About Author: Rahul

Rahul has been diving into the world of entertainment in niches like celebrity, anime, and health articles since 2016. As a passionate writer, he combines personal experiences with thorough research to create content that's not only informative but also relatable and engaging.