Family mourning loss of well-known Houston DJ who fell from 13th floor balcony on July 4

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Sunday, July 17, 2022
Family mourning loss of well-known Houston DJ
Loved ones gathered on Saturday for a balloon release to remember the beloved Houston DJ known by her stage name "DJ D Baby."

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A family is mourning the death of a well-known Houston DJ almost two weeks after she fell from a high-rise balcony in downtown Houston.

Darien Lewis, known by her DJ tag name, "DJ D Baby", fell off of a 13th-floor balcony onto the 9th floor at the Camden Downtown Apartments on the morning of July 4, according to the family.

Houston police responded to a call of someone reporting that they saw someone fall multiple stories at about 5:10 a.m.

The 23-year-old woman was taken to the hospital, where she stayed in a coma until she died on July 13.

The investigation into her death is ongoing. The medical examiner's office has not released a cause or manner of death.

Lewis worked as a DJ at events in Houston and other parts of the country. A few of Lewis' close friends attended the memorial, telling Eyewitness News that she had just finished an event in Miami, Florida.

Lewis also owned a hookah business and was looking to expand it in Houston.

"Even right before the incident, I was with her outside of Parma," Keria Sneed, Lewis' business partner in her hookah business said. "We were just talking. She was encouraging me. She said, 'I just want y'all to have better days and be happy.' Then, I heard the news and I was trying to hold up, have hope. I went to see her at the hospital, talking to her. I was even with her that last day."

Loved ones are gathering for a balloon release at VooDoo Seafood and Lounge at 2712 Eldridge Parkway on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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