Resident DJ and 'music-master' DJ Thor has passed away, the Windsor Express basketball team announced on Twitter Tuesday.

"He was a great human being and he definitely rocked our crowd," said the team's head coach Bill Jones.

The well-known DJ, whose real name was Thorald Findlay, passed away after a long battle with cancer. 

Jones said Findlay stepped down from his position at the end of last season, but that he was always the team's "number one DJ."

The team brought Findlay on five years ago, explained Jones, because he was a good fit to play music for the team and was known for his work with the community. 

"He was able to be a part of our two championships and he was something special within our organization," Jones added. 

At Windsor Express home games, Findlay would play "Don't Mess With Bill" to honour the head coach.

"This was the song playing as we were going through the greeting line," said Jones. "I'll always remember that along with his infectious smile."