Tyrone “Scratch” Scott, a long-time participant in the New York entertainment scene, died suddenly, reportedly on April 25, 2012. A former intern and long-time acquaintance of Video Music Box’s Ralph McDaniels, Scott was currently managing up-and-coming artist Relly, a recently crowned BET Freestyle Friday champion.
According to McDaniels, Scratch was always involved in the music business, as an artist, DJ, and recently, manager. “A cool brother,” McDaniels said of Scratch, “a very cool brother. A lot of people in New York music know him.”
McDaniels tells Birthplace Magazine the two spoke recently, and that Scratch was excited about working with Relly, a multiple BET Freestyle Friday winner who also made a recent appearance on McDaniels’ Video Music Box.
According to the website of New York City’s Transport Workers Union, Scott was 47, and passed away of cardiac arrest while on the job. The TWU statement says that attempts by paramedics to revive Scott were unsuccessful.
We’ll report more on this as it becomes known. In the meantime, we send our regards, thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Tyrone “Scratch” Scott.