Ronald Laffins Obituary, Death – The city of Chico, in the state of California, was both the location of Ronald James Laffins Jr.’s birth and his upbringing. He will be 62 years old this year. He had been struggling against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for close to two years before he ultimately gave up the fight and passed away. RJ was born on November 11, 1960, at Enloe, and he died away peacefully on May 9, 2023, at the very same hospital where he was born.
RJ was born on November 11, 1960, at Enloe. RJ attended local schools for his elementary and middle schooling, beginning with Hooker Oak Elementary and moving on to Parkview Elementary, Chico Junior High School, and Chico Senior High School, where he graduated with the class of 1979. His boyhood was spent at the Butte Creek Country club, where he learnt to play golf and went on to win multiple junior championships.
When he was a child, he used to sneak out of the golf cart and stand in the streams and ponds to look for golf balls that had been dropped. Before beginning his career in professional baseball, he played baseball at Chico Senior High, San Jose State University, and Butte College. RJ’s love in music was ignited at a young age when he made the purchase of a drum set, much to the disapproval of both his family and the people who lived nearby.
It was not uncommon to find him playing the drums with a pair of drumsticks in his hands, beating on tables, steering wheels, or anything else he could find to use as a surface. Because he had so much fun doing it, he decided to become a DJ when he was in college. Ever since then, he has never stopped spreading his love of music, particularly funk from the 1970s. RJ’s Vinyl Mix was the name of his radio show that he hosted on the local station KZFR for the majority of the time that he was employed there throughout the course of the previous few years.