Journalists mourn sudden death of the Star Tribune's Rachel Chazin

She had previously worked for FOX 9.
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Star Tribune journalists are mourning the death of their colleague Rachel Chazin.

The journalist, who worked as a writer and social media producer for the newspaper, died this past week.

The circumstances of her death have not been shared, though the newspaper's digital projects editor Matt DeLong described it as a "sudden loss."

Colleen Kelly, the senior digital editor at the Star Tribune, said on Twitter that Chazin was a "gift to the Star Tribune newsroom and to journalism ... gone far too soon."

Chazin joined the Star Tribune in August 2016, managing the newspaper's social media accounts as well as writing news and feature stories.

Prior to this, she was an assignment and content editor at FOX 9, which she joined in 2013, shortly after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.

It was while she was at FOX 9 that Chazin gave Prince a lesson in Spotify, after she was invited along with several members of the local media to listen to a set from his protege Judith Hill.

The Current described how that when asked by Prince how to get Hill's music out to the wider public, the then 23 year old Chazin explained to the Purple One how her generation predominantly listens to streaming music – an idea he was particularly receptive to.

Here's Chazin talking about her experience at Paisley Park with On The Fly.

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