DJ Spank-Spank, known as Earl Smith, Jr. and originator of ‘Acid Tracks’ on Phuture, has passed, according to a tweet from The Black Madonna.
— The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi) September 21, 2016
Although the details and cause of death are yet unknown, Smith suffered a stroke back in May and underwent surgery because of it. In the coming weeks, Phuture took to Facebook to express his concern for Smith and gratitude for the support.
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We wish our most heartfelt condolences to the entire Phuture crew and Smith’s family. Thank you for the unforgettable music.