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GRAMMY award-winning producer Turn Me Up Josh has died, according to reports.
Rapper Lil Durk tweeted yesterday that the musician – real name Joshua Samuel – had passed away.
He tweeted: “Rip turn me up Josh smh.”
Lil Durk then posted another message that read "Nuski gang" and was accompanied with a blue heart emoji.
The rapper also posted an image of Josh working in a music studio and posted several crying emojis on his Instagram stories, Metro reports.
The hip-hop producer, from Houston, was signed to Winners Circle Entertainment. The agency has not issued a statement.
Fans and musicians have paid tribute to Josh after news of his death broke.
One said: “RIP turnmeupJosh smh. What you created will keep hitting our souls.”
Another posted: “Bro had such good and melodic beats.”
Atlanta DJ Alex Tumay tweeted: "Can't believe I'm reading this. RIP TurnMeUpJosh man. A pillar of the Atlanta recording community."
Turn Me Up Josh engineered Migos' 2013 track Versace and Metro Boomin's hit Not All Heroes Wear Caps.
He received a Grammy nomination last year for his work on Drake and Durk's song "Laugh Now Cry Later".
He also worked alongside artists DaBaby, Tinashe and Def Loaf.
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