Iconic Trance DJ Robert Miles died following a nine month battle with stage 4 cancer.
The world-famous music producer, 47, put up a ‘courageous’ fight against metastatic cancer, a spokesperson for his radio station Open Lab has revealed.
“Robert passed away peacefully last night after a courageous battle with stage four metastatic cancer over the last nine months,” they said.
“Throughout it he was strong, determined, incredibly brave and did everything he could to fight this horrendous disease.”
The statement continued: “Robert was more than just an artist – he was a pioneer, a creator, an inspiration, a son, a father, our friend.”
The Swiss-born Italian musician, born Robert Concina, was best known for his iconic 1990s track Children, which topped the charts in 12 countries.
Long-time friend Jo T Vannelli confirmed news of his death on Wednesday, telling DJ Mag Italia that he was “incredulous and upset” by the DJ’s death.
“The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset,” he said.
“I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”