‘He was the best person ever’ – Touching tribute to Arbroath DJ killed in crash

DJ Scott Williams
DJ Scott Williams

The former partner of one of Tayside’s best-known DJs has described him as “the best person ever” after he died in a car crash.

Scott Williams, 33, from Arbroath, was driving a Ford Focus on the Arbroath to Lunan road when it hit a wall about a mile north of its junction with Auchmithie in the early hours of Saturday.

The car left the road and landed on its side in a field.

Scott is survived by his daughter Lexi, aged four.

Leeona Russell, 31, a hairdresser from Arbroath — Lexi’s mum and Scott’s former partner of 13 years — told the Tele: “Scott just wanted to live his dream of being a DJ. He pushed his dreams to the limit and went all over the world playing music.

“He loved to put on a great show and make everyone happy.

“He doted on his daughter — he was one of the most loving fathers you can get. We will make sure his memory lives on through her.

“He was the best person ever and everyone knew him — he just loved making people happy.”

Police received a call about the crash at 6.54am, though it is thought the incident had happened some time earlier.

Paramedics attended and Mr Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

The DJ was well known on the nightclub scene across Tayside, regularly performing house and techno sets at venues like the Reading Rooms in Dundee and others across the area.

He also promoted other DJs under the banner of Epic Nites.

Scott’s Facebook page was flooded with people paying tribute and expressing their shock at the news.

The Rhumba Club, which regularly puts events on in Dundee and Perth, said: “We are in total shock at the tragic news Scott Williams is no longer with us.

“It is a sad, sad day for many of us as personal friends, but wider than that, the world of clubbing has also lost a talented DJ and fantastic character. Scott was one of the best guys around.”

Scott is thought to have been travelling alone and there is no indication that another vehicle was involved. Police are still investigating the incident.