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K-Swift To Be Laid To Rest Tomorrow

As the city of Baltimore continues to mourn the loss of 30-year-old DJ K-Swift, funeral arrangements for the club and mixshow pioneer have been released.

 

The life of Khia Edgerton, will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday (July 25 and 26) with two separate services at two locations.

 

The New Shiloh Baptist Church will host the memorial services on Friday, starting with a viewing from 10am-6pm.

 

Immediately following the viewing will be a special wake, with tributes by the Edgerton Family and K-Swift’s extended family at Radio One’s 92Q Jams (WERQ-FM), the station where she started her career as an intern ten years ago.

 

The New Shiloh Baptist Church is located at 2100 N. Monroe Street in Baltimore.

 

On Saturday, following a wake at 10am, friends and family will gather at the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University to pay their final respects, with funeral services starting at 11 am.

K-Swift will be buried at Loudon Park Cemetery at 3620 Wilkens Avenue.

 

Flowers can be sent to Morgan State University – Murphy Fine Arts Center; 2201 Argonne Drive; Baltimore, MD 21251.

 

While an autopsy to determine the cause of death is still pending, authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident that took K-Swift’s life early Monday morning (July 23), Baltimore police spokesman Donny Moses told the Baltimore Sun.

 

While hosting a party at her home in northeast Baltimore on Sunday night going into Monday morning, K-Swift is said to have jumped into a shallow, above-ground pool, never to resurface.

 

Friends pulled her out of the pool and called 911. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Good Samaritan Hospital.

 

Considered an ambassador of the Baltimore club scene, the Baltimore “Club Queen” K-Swift broke ground at 92Q, becoming the station’s first female DJ at the age of 20.

 

She would eventually rise to the position of Mixshow Coordinator, the only female in the country to hold the position.

 

In addition to her long stint as host of the Off the Hook Radio Show – the number one night show in Baltimore – she was a popular club DJ and a recording artist, releasing several projects through Unruly Records, helping to push and define the Baltimore club music scene.

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