Slain rap star Jam Master Jay has been remembered by relatives and friends on the first anniversary of his killing yesterday (30OCT03).

The RUN-DMC DJ - real name JASON MIZELL - was honoured at a memorial in Queens, New York, near to where he was murdered in his recording studio by a mystery gunman.

Comedian KEITH ROCK said at the event, which featured prayers, poetry and stories, "We all suffered a great, great loss."

Jam Master's mother, sister, three sons and brother all attended the memorial for the 37-year-old KING OF ROCK star.

The shooting remains unsolved, although homicide detectives insist it is still a top priority.

However, it is speculated that debt-ridden Mizell may have been killed on orders from someone he owed money.

Other reports have suggested he was involved in a drug deal gone bad.

31/10/2003 17:08