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James Aramouni, Dance 97.8 presenter, passes away aged 28

Aramouni, who hosted the Drive Time show, has passed away aged 28

James Aramouni, the presenter of Dubai radio station Dance 97.8’s Drive Time show, has died at the age of 28.

In a statement, the station’s broadcaster Shock Middle East said:

“Shock Middle East is deeply saddened to announce the passing of James Eli Aramouni, on Sunday the 13th of January 2019.”

Cameron Plant, Group MD, 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.”

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

As a mark of respect, Shock Middle East will be suspending all live shows on its stations  until further notice.