Tributes are pouring in for London DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson who passed away today after a seven-year battle with cancer. Anderson’s death was announced on his Facebook page and on social media by fellow Mi-Soul DJ Gordon Mac.
Anderson established himself on the late ’70s/early ’80s London scene as a tastemaker/party rocker who played everything from soul and R&B to house. His resume dates back to the earliest days of Kiss-FM, helming a mix show when it was a pirate radio station.
“Myself and Mi-Soul are very sad to announce that our friend and colleague Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson has passed away,” wrote Mac. “Following a long and very distinguished career, Paul was with Mi-Soul from Day One and not only contributed to our output with his brilliant Saturday night mix but he was also a superstar at all our live events. At this time, there are no further details regarding Paul’s death, but we would ask all Mi-Soul listeners to respect the privacy of Paul’s family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s nearest and dearest. He will be sorely missed by the entire Mi-Soul family and by all that had the privilege to see him live. R.I.P. Trouble.”
In September, a GoFundMe campaign was launched by friends of Anderson’s to help the DJ cover mounting medical bills. At the time he was in declining health and was unable to play gigs, although he vowed to try to keep his regular Saturday show on Mi-Soul Radio going.
Anderson posted what might be his final mix show on November 24.
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⚫️ At Mi-Soul radio we are devastated to announce that our dear friend Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson passed away this morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s loved ones.He will be sorely missed by the Mi-Soul family and by all that had the privilege to know him 💔#RIPTROUBLE pic.twitter.com/EVHRflTkzc
— Mi-Soul (@MiSoulTweets) December 2, 2018
A true legend and pioneer within the UK dance scene – Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson. ☝🏻💿
— Defected Records (@DefectedRecords) December 2, 2018
Legendary London #DJ @PaulTroubleAnde has passed away such sad news. Paul one of the greatest DJs of all time and we worked together for many years on #KissFM Deepest condolences to immediate family. RIP Paul bless your soul. pic.twitter.com/EcZ6jdzgmZ
— Danny Rampling DJ (@dannyrampling) December 2, 2018
Very very sad to hear of the death of Paul Trouble Anderson. Paul was a real character with a big personality, both on and off the decks. Anyone vaguely interested in vocal house living near London would regularly listen to his Kiss… https://t.co/5HlszRCIv6
— Joey Negro (@JoeyNegro) December 2, 2018
R.I.P Paul “Trouble” Anderson. A legend of London through legendary times.! Sending thoughts and love to his family.
— Luke Slater (@reallukeslater) December 2, 2018
Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson has left the planet – peace be with you, brother. A true icon who influenced so many of his peers – me included. This will always remind me of the good times we had https://t.co/c2AzPxncgn 🤲🏽🤲🏽🤲🏽
— Ashley Beedle (@TheAshleyBeedle) December 2, 2018
RIP Paul Trouble Anderson! One of our main musical inspirations & a lovely guy. Absolute legend! pic.twitter.com/PQeq6rkVeA
— Stanton Warriors (@StantonWarriors) December 2, 2018
I’m so gutted to hear of the passing of this GREAT man, #UKLegend and DJ #PaulTroubleAnderson Countless nights we’ve spent back in the day sharing in the joy of house music. Those days… https://t.co/8xqnzdhI2I
— Ultra Naté (@ultranatemusic) December 2, 2018