Anita Sarko, American DJ, Died at 68

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Anita Sarko passed away on October 18, 2015.

Anita Sarko committed suicide by hanging herself.

Anita grew up in Detroit, where she discovered her love of music early.

“Whenever there was a party, I was the one who brought records,” she told The New York Times in 1987.

“It was obvious I’d end up being a D.J., but I didn’t realize it.

When you go to a job counsellor, they don’t tell you being a D.J. is one of your choices.”

Anita attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and graduated from Michigan State University, telling The Times that her psychology and education classes proved useful: “I was trained to deal with emotionally disturbed and socially maladjusted children.

Nothing helps more in a nightclub situation.”

Anita relocated to New York in 1979.

Ignoring the ultrahot disco Studio 54, she and a friend headed to the Mudd Club in TriBeCa.

“The Mudd Club was established as the anti-Studio 54,” Mr. Musto said.

“It was a place for minimalism and skinny ties and posing, as opposed to the elaborate hoopla of 54.”

Anita died at age 68 in October 2015.


 

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