JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Scott Mateer, 46, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and longtime Mississippi disc jockey, died Sunday.
He died at his home in Flowood. His wife, Shari Schneider, 47, said he suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Mateer worked in the 1980s and 1990s at several Jackson radio stations. He also performed a voice-over on rock band Queensryche's album "Operation: Mindcrime," and got a Grammy nomination for co-writing "Dear Me," Lorrie Morgan's first hit.
Growing up in Jackson, Mateer became interested in music at age 5 or 6, Schneider said. He was fluent in the drums, guitar, bass and piano. His interest led him to radio, where he became a DJ.