Posted on August 17, 2016
A message from Teresa Chu, wife of Nelson "DJ Official" Chu:
On Sunday, August 14th, 2016 Nelson Chu (AKA DJ Official) went to be with the Lord. My husband was a one of a kind human being. He had a heart of gold, an ability to make people laugh like no other, and a strength to keep on fighting to live that could have only come from God. in
Even though this past year was the most painful for him physically, he also had one of the best years of his life. Being approved to get listed for the double lung transplant gave Nelson joy and hope beyond anyone’s comprehension. When the reality that Nelson was not going to come home with me and our girls hit me, I screamed, cried, asking God WHY?! How can this be that after 9 months of vigorous testing clearing him for surgery could this have happened? But memories of our life together this past year came to my mind and it all made sense. That joy and hope was given to Nelson so that he could live again, and while it was only for less than 1 year, it was spent full of fun family times, laughs, encouragement, and love.
Although my husband was a man of many great accomplishments in the world of music, his greatest accomplishment was raising his beautiful daughters Bella and Sophia in the Lord. Nelson was extremely close with them. Often, they would both say that Daddy is the “greatest super hero they ever knew of” because through his pain, suffering, and anxiety he would still live his life with a smile, cracking jokes, and being the best father he could be. Even with 13% lung function, Nelson still would get up and drive himself to dialysis 3 days a week during the day and go Pokémon hunting with his girls in the evening. He was a big kid with an even bigger heart.
My heart is broken and the pain of his departure is unbearable but the stories of how many lives he touched through his music and life’s struggles have brought an overwhelming comfort and peace. I could write for days about the love he had for his family, brothers at Reach Records & Cross Movement, fellow musicians, his Xbox gaming clan, his church families, and fans. But the love returned has been seen in each and every one of you as we grieve together as one big body of Christ and say see you in Glory to our dear sweet Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle & Friend DJ OFFICIAL.
The sacrificial outpouring of support during this time has been overwhelming and his entire family is beyond thankful for each and every one of you. We love you all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts and ask that you continue to pray for comfort, peace and understanding to all that are suffering from this great loss. May we all rejoice in knowing that Nelson is home and that his purpose for the Lord has been fulfilled. May Nelson rest in peace, pain free, making Angels sing, rap, and laugh standing beside our Almighty Father and Lord and Savior in Heaven.
Funeral arrangements are currently being made and we will release the details once finalized.