A popular Dubai-based radio presenter was found dead just days after she was reported missing in the UK. On Monday, Dance FM radio station in Dubai announced the death of Lucy Stone, a presenter on the Drive Time show on the stated station, in a post shared on Facebook.
"It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our presenter Lucy Stone," the radio station wrote.
"She filled our airwaves with laughter and an infectious energy that will be dearly missed by her loyal listeners and colleagues. Forever be in our hearts."
No further details into the 38-year-old's death had been made public. However, prior to the confirmation of Stone's death, a number of social media users expressed concern over the DJ's whereabouts. According to users, the public search for Stone began after she went missing in the UK on Sept. 4.
A close friend of hers had shared a worrisome post with the Facebook page London Crime in which he said her family is concerned as they hadn't seen or heard from her for a week.
"We do not believe Lucy has much money on her and she is not responding to calls/texts. We think she is most likely to be in London or possibly Brighton," he wrote.
However, less than a week since then, she was found dead.
Stone, who hosted her show between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays in Dubai, also worked as Head of Music & Curation at The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. She was also a former DJ at popular nightclubs in London including Ministry of Sound and HedKandi.
She had moved to Dubai to further her DJ career and successfully did so. The tributes being shared on social media are proof of the mark Stone left on the world.
"So much energy and laughter"
"So talented. So sad"
"The biggest heart, the biggest smile"
Tim Hartman, radio presenter and Breakfast Host at Heart 107.1 Dubai, shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.
"Lucy made you feel valued just for being alive – the biggest heart the biggest smile the brightest way of living RIP you lovely human being," he wrote.
The news of Stone's death comes months after James Aramouni, another radio presenter who also hosted Dance FM's Drive Time show, died at the age of 28.