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ETX DJ killed in Christmas morning fire

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He had a voice familiar to thousands of East Texans, but fire has claimed the life of a longtime east Texas DJ.

Kilgore Fire Department investigators say 39-year old Allen McGee was sleeping at a home on Sycamore Road when it caught fire around 8:15 Sunday morning.

Investigators say crews were able to stop the flames from consuming the entire house, but McGee may have been overcome by the heat and smoke.

McGee was a longtime disc jockey for 96X the Rock of East Texas in Tyler.

"He had an awesome voice and he was one of the most talented disc jockeys, one of the most talented people I've ever known in the business and I don't know if he ever even realized that," said Jeff Evans, Allan McGee's friend and co-worker.

A natural DJ who Evans said knew exactly how to connect with the East Texas rock audience and everyone else.

"There was no coaching Allan because he was always ready. He was perfect and he knew how to talk to the rock audience which is what made him so good," said Evans.

Fire officials have not named the exact cause of the fire

Officials have ordered an autopsy to determine how McGee died.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Friday morning at 10am at Radar Funeral Home in Kilgore. The visitation will be Thursday night from 6pm to 8pm.

We're told a benefit fund has been set up to help the family pay for funeral arrangements. Just ask for the "Alan McGee Benefit Fund" at the Citizens Bank in Kilgore.

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