UPDATE – Friends describe Busby as ‘cool and lover of music’
Karim Busby has been described as a cool, fun loving and friendly person who loved music.
Busby, a former student of the Coleridge and Parry School, died around 12 a.m. after the Nissan March he was driving struck a guard wall at Prospect, St James.
He died at the scene. A 19-year-old female passenger was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance after complaining of pains to her upper body and feet.
Known in music circles as ‘DJ Rimmi,’ his close friend Kyle Bovell told Barbados TODAY Busby was “one of the coolest people you would ever meet.”
Bovell, who lives just a stone’s throw from where Busby resided at Convent Drive, Maynards, St Peter, said he had known him for the past six years.
“I moved out here when I was 11 and that’s when I met him. I met him through another friend of mine and we used to go by his house, play football, breeze, and just sit down and talk bare crap,” he recalled.
“He was a real free-spirited person who just used to like to chill. He used to mostly focus on his music because he used to deejay on the side.”
Bovell, 17, said he broke down in tears on receiving the news about his friend’s death after returning home from work.
“I cried man. I felt really bad. I can remember speaking to him last week and he was talking about how it felt to get his licence.”
Another friend who asked not to be identified, remembered how he met Busby at a football camp some years ago and the two immediately formed a close bond.
He said he was thrown into shock this morning when he saw a post on Instagram referring to his friend’s tragic death.
“I met him while playing football at camp . . . I’ve know him from the time we were in Class 4. He was very cool, easy to talk to and fun.
“I saw the post this morning on Instagram and I was very surprised at first, I was in disbelief,” he pointed out.
He said while he hadn’t spoken to Busby in over a month because he was overseas, he would cherish the memories which he and the former Coleridge and Parry student shared.