10:30am Tuesday 3rd April 2012
By Damian Fantato
MUSICIANS who collaborated with tragic Aaron Buron yesterday labelled the 29-year-old as a man who wanted to give his message to people through his hip hop.
Mr Buron was stabbed in the chest in St Martin’s Road on Saturday night and was pronounced dead after being taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.
An 18-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder continued to be held by police yesterday after detectives were given an extra 12 hours to question him over Mr Buron’s death.
Flowers were laid at the scene of his death in Rose Hill yesterday, as one of Mr Buron’s friends, Liam Johnson, said: “He was a great guy to know and be around.
“He was always positive and full of life and energy, and would make anyone around him feel welcome.”
Musical collaborator Asher Dust said: “I had a lot of love for the guy and I am gutted. This is happening too often on our streets.
“Some of his music was humourous but some of it was darker when he would talk about his own battles with racism and oppression.
“But he was a very bubbly person.”
Rory Campbell is a youth worker from Greater Leys who runs the Urban Music Foundation and who worked with Mr Buron as part of a lyricists’ forum he ran.
He said: “He had been into music for a while but had only been performing for around four years.
“He always wanted to bring a message to people through his music. He spoke about brotherhood and thinking about the consequences of your actions.”
Mr Buron was a father and was studying for a diploma in level one carpentry at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College’s Blackbird Leys campus.
He had applied to progress to level two of his course in September.
OCVC principle Sally Dicketts said: “We are deeply shocked and sad to hear this news today. We would like to send our deepest sympathy to Aaron’s family and friends.
“He was a very popular, talented young man, very sociable and caring to his peers.
“We will do everything we can to support his fellow students through this difficult time.”
Police were called to St Martin’s Road, where Mr Buron lived, at around 11.30pm on Saturday and a large section of the road was cordoned off until Sunday afternoon.
A post mortem examination was carried out on Sunday evening that confirmed Mr Buron had died from stab wounds to his chest.
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