From Eye Weekly
EYE WEEKLY has learned tonight that former 102.1 The Edge on-air personality Martin Streek has committed suicide.
Streek had been one of the local modern-rock station's most recognizable voices for two decades, hosting the popular Thursday 30 countdown as well as live-to-air weekend broadcasts from the Phoenix Concert Theatre and Velvet Underground. However, in the wake of recent station restructuring, Streek and fellow Edge veteran Barry Taylor were shown the door this past May. Late Monday evening — following a reportedly grave Facebook status update — I was informed by a former Edge colleague that Streek had taken his own life...
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For anyone who grew up listening to new music in Toronto, this is a sad day indeed. Martin Streek was a staple on the Toronto air-waves for as long as I can remember, and his voice and vivacity on a Thursday night; the sounds of which will be indellibly linked to the kind of youthful energy and excitement one invariably feels with the oncoming weekend; will be sorely missed.