A POPULAR Scottish DJ has paid tribute to a Three Towns musician following a heartbreaking diagnosis.

George Bowie took to social media to share a heartfelt message to Mallorca Lee after he announced to his fans that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Mallorca, a former pupil of Auchenharvie Academy, is the founding member of the Ayrshire group Ultra Sonic - known for their hits Obsession, Love Me Right and Angels - and has featured regularly on the DJ's popular GBX sets on radio and in clubs across the country. 

Sharing the devastating news on social media, Mallorca said: "I've been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the doctor said it could be a matter of months.

"I apologise for not telling all of my family and friends individually, it just breaks my heart a thousand times and I don’t have the strength to go through it all over and over again.

"I love you all, the last 10 years have been the best of them all, it really has been wonderful.

"Forgive me if I don’t answer your calls and messages, I’m still processing, even this post feels like someone else is writing it.

"Love, that’s all we ever really have, our one true currency, so tell the ones around you what they mean to you, every day."

In a touching tribute, George Bowie said: "Can't imagine what you and the family are going through mate. Absolutely broken by this news."

And fans were rallied together to share their sadness, love and fond memories with the musician.

One wrote: "Hey Mr DJ. You will always be a legend to so many of your family and friends. Glad I got to meet you twice in my lifetime.

"Ultra Sonic shaped my interest in hardcore and techno from the young age of 12. I'm now 40. 

"I will always remember the New Year 2022 as I never got to see you perform live before then. Love peace respect to your family and yourself.

Another added: "Thank you for everything you have done mate. You have been a total inspiration in not only music but how you conduct yourself as a person.

"I hope you can beat the odds but just know how loved you are regardless."