Candlelight vigil scheduled in honor of DJ in critical condition

Friday, August 26, 2011 | 8:58 p.m. CDT; updated 10:57 a.m. CDT, Saturday, August 27, 2011

COLUMBIA — A candlelight vigil for Marvin Holmes, frequent DJ at DC's Bar and Grill, is scheduled for Saturday.

According to an article by the Columbia Daily Tribune, Holmes was hospitalized Sunday morning after sustaining a severe head injury outside of DC’s. According to the article, Holmes, 46, was unconscious when police arrived at the scene. Holmes’ daughter, Tiffany Williams, said that as of Friday evening, her father remained in critical condition at University Hospital. 

"At this point there is no proof, but there was a bouncer there who allegedly pushed him in the fall in which he hit his head," Williams said. The Tribune reported that witnesses were questioned at the scene but no arrests have been made yet.

Williams said Holmes is a prominent DJ in his community, where many people know him as “DJ Ice.” She said she expects more than 100 people to attend the vigil Saturday night. Prayers will be led by Holmes' brother, the Rev. James Holmes. The event is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. on North Boulevard near DC’s and Club Vogue on Business Loop 70.  

Williams asked that those attending do not park in any of the local businesses' parking lots.

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