Radio DJ Tim Homer had died suddenly at the age of 43.
The Sound DJ collapsed and died at his home yesterday, the NZ Herald reports.
He is survived by his wife Corinna and their three children George, Lulu and Nellie.
A Givealittle page has been set up to help his family with the cost of the funeral.
"Rather than flowers or wine, helping via this way will give Corinna and the kids times to grieve and heal without the additional stress of all the financial crap," the message on the Givealittle page reads.
As of midday $15,000 has already been donated towards Tim's family.