ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Friends and fans are mourning the death of St. Louis musician and DJ, Robert "Bob" Reuter. He died Saturday when he fell nearly fifteen feet down a freight elevator shaft in a loft apartment building. Friends say Reuter was moving into the apartment at the time of the tragedy. "Apparently, there was an elevator that wasn't there and he stepped into the elevator shaft and was killed instantly," said friend Beverly Hacker, Executive Director of KDHX Radio.
News of Reuter's death sent shockwaves throughout St. Louis' music community. "It was kind of a double shock because Bob had so many health issues over the last few years and was really in a good place where he was healthy and very happy," said Hacker.
Calls poured into KDHX Radio where Reuter worked as a DJ inspiring listeners and co-workers. "Bob was real good about encouraging people saying 'You do you and do the best show you can and be true'", said DJ Caron House.
When Reuter wasn't playing on stage with his band, The Alley Ghost, or on the microphone he was taking pictures around town. "He was a brilliant songwriter his songs were just really well crafted pieces. On top of that, he was a brilliant photographer," said friend and filmmaker, Bill Streeter
Friends also add, Reuter was a brilliant human being. "He touched so many people in so many ways. He's gonna be missed," Hacker said fighting back tears.