Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 at 2:22 pm
Ethan Willoughby, the Grammy nominated audio and mix engineer that helped shape albums by Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes and Destiny’s Child, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in a car accident last Sunday (February 18th).
The Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am, who established a relationship with Ethan Willoughby while working on a remix of Bob Marley’s “Africa Unite,” described him as “one of the nicest, kindest people that God blessed us with.”
“Ethan was one of the few people I trusted with my music, to mix it and make it sound perfect,” said will.i.am.
Ethan is survived by his wife, Stephanie Cooper-Willoughby and daughters, Ava and Mycheala. He also left behind sister, Catherine; and parents, John and Barbara Willoughby. A memorial will be held in his honor at Morning View Studios in
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family of Ethan Willoughby.