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Photographer Shaun Bloodworth has died

The Sheffield based photographer who documented the London underground dance scene for the likes of Rinse FM, FWD and The Wire had been awaiting a liver transplant

Shaun Bloodworth died on 15 September. A fundraising event, which had been organised to raise money for the photographer, who was in hospital awaiting a liver transpant, went ahead on the evening of the day he died. The proceeds are set to go go to charity and Bloodworth's family.

Raj Chaudhuri of Boiler Room posted in the #RaveForShaun event page: "It is with an extremely sad heart that we have to announce that Shaun Bloodworth passed away today at 1.30pm 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 8pm 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.”

Bloodworth's photographs, notably of the early years of London's dubstep and grime scenes, have been featured by The Wire, Rinse, FWD, Bleep, Tempa and many others. All money raised will go Shaun's family and the UK based organ donor charity Live Life, Give Life. More information can be found at Donation is via Justgiving.