Anita Sarko committed suicide by hanging herself.
Anita grew up in Detroit, where she discovered her love of music early.
“Whenever there was a party, I was the one who brought records,” she told The New York Times in 1987.
“It was obvious I’d end up being a D.J., but I didn’t realize it.
When you go to a job counsellor, they don’t tell you being a D.J. is one of your choices.”
Anita attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and graduated from Michigan State University, telling The Times that her psychology and education classes proved useful: “I was trained to deal with emotionally disturbed and socially maladjusted children.
Nothing helps more in a nightclub situation.”
Anita relocated to New York in 1979.
Ignoring the ultrahot disco Studio 54, she and a friend headed to the Mudd Club in TriBeCa.
“The Mudd Club was established as the anti-Studio 54,” Mr. Musto said.
“It was a place for minimalism and skinny ties and posing, as opposed to the elaborate hoopla of 54.”
Anita died at age 68 in October 2015.