RIP Shaun Bloodworth

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  • The much-loved photographer has died from infections suffered while he was awaiting a liver transplant.
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  • Shaun Bloodworth, a UK photographer whose images captured a generation of DJs and producers, has died. Bloodworth had been waiting for a liver transplant, and a fundraising campaign had been set up to help pay for the operation. Raj Chaudhuri, who had been working on the campaign, today confirmed Bloodworth has passed away. Tonight's #Raveforshaun event at XOYO in London, which was a central part of the fundraising drive, will now be "a celebration of his life and work," Chaudhuri said. Here's Chaudhuri's statement in full.
    It is with an extremely sad heart that we have to announce that Shaun Bloodworth passed away today at 1:30 PM due to infections and frailty whilst awaiting his liver transplant. We have been notified by the family that they want to party to continue, as it is what Shaun would have wanted. Tonight will be a celebration of his life and work—and he was truly so appreciative to see the support of so many artists and people coming together to help him in his last days. His work and documentation of the music scene that we inhabit has a huge legacy and tonight we will pay tribute to that. The event will still go on. Doors open at 8 PM and we would still like to see you there to celebrate the life of Shaun Bloodworth. Tickets will be available on the door and donations are still welcome to help fundraise for charity and for Shaun’s family in this difficult time.
    The Sheffield-based Bloodworth had spent years showcasing producers and DJs through his well-respected photographic work, collaborating with the likes of Rinse, FWD>>, Bleep and Tempa. Tickets for #Raveforshaun are available here on RA.