Keloland talked with Lost&Found Executive Director Erik Muckey about the death of DJ Crawley-Smith on Thursday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Erik Muckey gets to honor his friend every day he goes to work.
But that’s made the last few days harder for Muckey as his longtime friend and co-founder of Lost&Found – Dennis John (DJ) Crawley-Smith – died Monday morning from brain cancer, which was diagnosed in 2016. Crawley-Smith was 30-years-old and had recently married his husband Ben Crawley in August 2021.
“It’s incredibly hard,” Muckey said. “You don’t get into your early 30s thinking you’re going to lose your close friend to cancer. Cancer sucks. That’s the simplest way I can put it.”