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OBITUARY

Carlos Enrique Torres "Carlos Culture"

February 2, 1964August 24, 2020
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Carlos Torres, aka DJ Carlos Culture, died of a heart attack on Monday August 24, 2020. Carlos was a father, husband, son, brother, mentor, music guru, and school teacher. Carlos walked the world with love, purpose and a smile in his heart. His passion was reggae music and the joy it brought him was something he shared with the world on a daily basis. Originally from Medellin Colombia, Carlos grew up in Ohio and came to the San Diego area in 1989 which quickly became home. He attended Ohio University and then San Diego State University where he obtained his BA in Education.

Carlos leaves behind a loving family. In 2009 Carlos met his wife Tanya and together with Coral they became a family. In 2012 their daughter Sequoia was born and in 2014 they were married. Carlos is also survived by his parents, Diogenes Torres and Maria Stewart, his step-father James Stewart, and his sisters, Maria Torres and Elsa Torres.

Words cannot describe the love Carlos held in his heart for his biological and chosen families - especially his extended Reggae family. Carlos helped thousands of bands, promoters, photographers, videographers, DJ's and artists alike over his 30 years supporting the music scene in Ocean Beach, San Diego, Jamaica and more.

The family has set up a gofund me to help with funeral and related costs. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carlos can also be made to any charity of your choice that supports organizations committed to racial and economic justice.

  • FAMILY

  • Tanya Daley Torres, Wife
  • Sequoia Daley Torres, Daughter
  • Coral Daley Torres, Daughter
  • Maria Elena Stewart, Mother
  • Diogenes Enrique Torres, Father
  • Maria Torres, Sister
  • Elsa Torres, Sister

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 4, 2020

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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Brian Zach

September 20, 2020

Thank you everyone for tuning in and contributing for the Carlos Culture benefit show on Tuesday. Thank you The Holding Company and WinstonsOB for putting this on, proud that the community could come together for Mr. Reggae Massive and his family. Wonderful strong performances by our friends in Sensi Trails, Psydecar, and New Leaf.

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Michael Pickah Cope

September 20, 2020

In honor of Carlos Culture
Please share and invite all surfers, water babies, and lovers of the ocean!
#oceanbeach #sandiego #Surfing #paddleout
#honor #memorial #showrespect #community

Eric Vanzanten

September 20, 2020

Carlos Culture , K-Don & Carl...
Vermonts Top DJ's
Coronado House OB...
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Makeda Makossa

September 20, 2020

Dawood Kitt

September 20, 2020

Celebrating the life of Carlos Culture you will forever be missed.

Rasione Liptak, Melissa Morris

September 20, 2020

We lost a really great one last week... my massive friend Carlos Culture left us way too soon. Yesterday we paid respect and laid him to rest.

He will be forever missed and forever loved by me and countless others!

Big Up My friend, you'll always be jammin' in my mind!

Cleon Tate JR

September 20, 2020

Said goodbye to DJ Carlos Culture today. You will be missed my friend. Bless Up “yea mon”

Macky Jean

September 20, 2020

Remembering you Carlos Culture amongst the roots of the great Sequoias in Yosemite. Rest in Power my friend❤💛💚
You truly made a difference in this 🌎.

Rene Angulo

September 20, 2020

I am so sorry. I literally just read the news. I don't know what to say. My deepest condolences to the Family. I am seriously getting to despise 2020 too many gone, too soon

Coco Sheri Bazemore

September 20, 2020

Reflecting on the weekend and the outpouring of love celebrating the life of Carlos Culture! It was a beautiful tribute! We are truly blessed to live this beautiful life; I treasure each and every moment of it and each and every one I have the opportunity to live it with! Rest in Paradise Carlos; you are loved 💚💛♥️
#RIPSDLegend #DJCarlosCulture #BeautofulSoul #RIP #LoveOverEverything

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