DJ Skeletor, a longstanding on-air personality, passed away, and the radio industry is in grief. His character, a close friend of Wendy Williams, was featured in the most recent Lifetime biopic of the radio broadcaster-turned-television show. Wendy Williams gave DJ Skeletor, whose true name was Trevor Thomas, his stage moniker, and he used it to become famous as a jockey at Hot 97.
Many people are curious in DJ Skeletor after hearing about recent events. Here, we go into further detail regarding his legacy.
Who Was Hot 97’s DJ Skeletor?
He was from Paterson, New Jersey, where he was born on February 1st, 1971 as Trevor Thomas. He adopted the Skeletor character throughout his career when Wendy Williams gave him that sweet nickname.
Before graduating in 1989, Thomas completed his computer studies at Passaic County Technical and Vocational High School. He then enrolled in New Jersey’s William Paterson University. He participated in the campus radio station while attending that school from 1989 to 1992 to study radio and television broadcasting.
Career of Hot 97’s DJ Skeleter
Wendy Williams made her New York City broadcasting debut at WQHT, where Thomas started his radio career in the early 1990s. Williams employed Thomas as her assistant and engineer for a period; during that time, they grew close, and she gave him the nickname Skeletor. He was soon referred to as that by everyone at WQHT.
Thomas was given the chance to work as a producer and stand-in jockey for Isaac Hayes & Friends and the Kiss Wake-Up Club with Jeff Foxx and Ken Webb on Kiss FM in 1992. In 1996, he started working for Hot 97 as a weekend producer and stand-in host.
He spent a year working as an on-air talent at WPHI-FM in Philadelphia. He worked as a board operator for WBLS-FM New York from 2002 until 2008 when he was back in the Big Apple.
Since 2010, Thomas has been a BlogTalkRadio host. For ten years, he has been the host of Well Connected with Skeletor.
Josh Ssettuba recently played Skeletor in Wendy Williams: The Movie on Lifetime.
What happened to Hot 97’s DJ Skeletor?
Through their personal social media accounts, Trevor Thomas’s close friends and family confirmed his passing on June 23. He was 50.
Along with cherished friends and coworkers, he is survived by his mother Dale Maultsby Thomas, siblings, including sister Nekeia Colcloughly, aunts, nephews, nieces, and extended family. Wendy Williams has not yet commented on the passing of her friend or has opted to keep her feelings private.
The cause of death was not disclosed by the family. Additionally, there are no information about a memorial service, funeral, or obituary.