Producer/DJ Disco D (born Dave Shayman) committed suicide on January 23. Sources close to the Ann Arbor, MI said he was battling manic depression. He has previously produced for 50 Cent & Trick Daddy and others.

The 27 year old Grammy-nominated producer had also worked with Nina Sky and Pharrell Williams, crafted the original theme song for “VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors” and commercials for Sprite, Best Buy and Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards.

He had been working with Lil’ Scrappy and Crime Mob among others, as of late. Benny Blanco, who worked with D, confirmed the suicide, but declined to comment. – SOHH