DJ Sugar Chris was a popular Baltimore DJ. He recently succumbed to the COVID-19 disease. (Photo: Facebook)

By Sean Yoes
AFRO Senior Reporter

Many from Baltimore’s close-knit dance music community are mourning the loss of a popular local DJ who recently succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic.

Christopher Curtis “DJ Sugar Chris” Tittle was loved by other veteran DJ’s and the city’s legion of partygoers because he was more than just a skilled selector of classic R&B and House Music, more importantly he was a genuinely kind and loving man.

Although it is not definitive when he actually died, apparently his last Facebook post was over the weekend. Subsequent posts have all been tributes to the beloved DJ and husband of Scotta Norris Tittle. The popular couple married December 6, 2016. Scotta Tittle’s Facebook page has been inundated with messages of love and support for her, and memories of her husband.

The legendary dean of Baltimore radio DJ’s Tim Watts paid tribute to his old friend Tittle.

Christopher Curtis “DJ Sugar Chris” Tittle with his wife Scotta Norris Tittle. The couple married on December 6, 2016. (Courtesy of Facebook)

“Suga Chris and I played gigs all over Baltimore. He was one of the most popular mobile Dj’s in town,” said Watts via Facebook. He was always ready to come to the Magic 95.9 studio and help us out spinning his specialty, old school.

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Tanz honored Tittle with a succinct Facebook post on Oct. 6, “Rest in Peace my Friend, Christopher Curtis Tittle,” wrote Tanz. That post garnered hundreds of well wishes, memorials and prayers for Tittle.

On Sept. 28, the typically gregarious Tittle, crafted a somber, yet hopeful Facebook post announcing he had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

“Well Facebook family I have been sick for five days and today I just tested positive for COVID,” he wrote. “Please keep me in your prayers because I am thanking GOD in advance for the healing blessing of his healing hands in Jesus Christ Name, Amen.”

“R.I.P. Suga,” added Watts. “Thanks for helping us keep Old School alive. God bless you.”

The family has not yet announced funeral arrangements for Tittle.


Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor