Common’s first cousin Ajile Turner died Friday night after his motorcycle collided with a bicyclist.
There are no criminalities suspected with the incident. Police are saying the crash was an accident.
Both the bicyclist, Julian Miller, 45, also of Brooklyn, and Turner, 38, were pronounced dead upon arrival at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, police said.
A man who answered the door at Turner’s Brooklyn home told the Daily News “Everyone is just really stunned right now,”
“Ajile was always so much fun to be around,” said friend Marcelina Canchola. “He always made sure everyone had a good time.”I can’t believe this. We just celebrated his birthday last month. It’s so sad. We’ll all miss him.”
DJ JS-1, a long-time friend of Turner said “He was one of the greatest friends anyone could have, he was a pure, honest, good person, hard worker who traveled the world and lived a great life. We all love him and are going to miss him very much.”
Turner was founder and CEO of the Echelon Group, an independent concert production company in NYC.