On October 30, 2002, DJ Jam Master Jay was shot and killed while working at a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. Jay was the DJ of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C.

He was 37 years old. He is buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York.

Hall Of Fame Studios
9010 Merrick Blvd
Queens NY 11432