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Biker Struck And Tragically Killed In Greenpoint

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This is devastating:

A British-born Brooklyn DJ died yesterday when she was sideswiped by a truck as she rode her bike in Greenpoint.

Solange Raulston, 33, known as DJ Reverend Soul, had been set to play a gig just hours after the noon tragedy.

"She's the life of the party, a real bright star," said her heartbroken pal and fellow musician Jesse Graham. "She's known as a dancer and a socialite in London and Israel."

Raulston, who moved to New York five years ago, was riding her mountain bike on Nassau Avenue to her day job at a florist when she was hit.

The truck driver was not charged.

"Solange was an outrageously kind, genuine and a very creative person," said her distraught roommate, who asked that her name not be printed.

Raulston, who toured in Tel Aviv and London, was a huge fan of '60s and '70s funk acts.

"If you came to her requesting something else, she would tell you to move," said pal Ethan Shorter. "All she wanted to play was that or the Ray Charles Christmas album. That was her favorite."

Last night, one of her bands, Soul Survivor, played a tribute to her at the Williamsburg music club Bembe.

Of course the elephant in the room is that New York can be an incredibly dangerous place to bike. Be careful out there!


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