Tributes paid after DJ’s death

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Tributes have been paid to a well-known Halifax DJ after his death.

Gary Woodall, 48. could be found in a number of nightspots in the town, including The Acapulco, Gladstones and Brass Cat to name a few.

Born in Sheffield, Mr Woodall began his career as a baker in his home city, before becoming a licensee in 1990.

His first bar was was Lingards in Bradford and then in 1993 he moved to Halifax to take over the Crown and Anchor at Bull Green.

He then began to establish himself as a DJ. After moving away from Halifax for some years, he moved back to the town in 2002 and became well-known as ‘DJ Gazza’ across Halifax. His funeral will be held on Monday, January 4. The cortege will leave his home at Caygill Terrace at 1.25pm.

There will be a service at Halifax Minster at 1.45pm, followed by an internment at Stoney Royd Cemetery, for family and close friends only.

Flowers may be sent to Emotions Chapel of Rest, Stoney Royd Cemetery. Donations will go to The Yorkshire Children’s Trust and Overgate Hospice.