Co-founder of Ultra Music Festival has died at 43

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Co-founder of Ultra Music Festival has died at 43

Alejandro ‘Alex’ Omes, founder of the legendary Ultra Music Festival and a crucial part of Miami’s nightlife and clubbing scene, has tragically died at 43 years old.

The medical examiner told reporters that Omes passed away at 10:37 pm on Monday night, but no further details have been released to the public.

Tributes have been flowing in from throughout the dance music world. Omes’ foray into the electronic music world began in the early 1990s, where he worked as a nightclub bouncer and publisher of pivotal nightlife magazine D’VOX. In 1999 he co-founded Ultra Music Festival, which would go on to become the largest dance music festival in the USA, and one of the largest – and most important – in the world. Omes parted ways with Ultra back in 2010, and in 2011 began promoting shows throughout Miami.

Omes’ Facebook page has become something of a memorial, while Ultra Music released the following statement:

“The organizers of Ultra Music Festival extend their deepest condolences to the family of Alex Omes and are saddened by the news of his passing. We will continue to remember and celebrate Alex for his love, passion and contributions to the Electronic Dance Music community.” 



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