A “proper obituary” will be released shortly.
Robert Miles’ cause of death has been revealed as stage 4 cancer, following yesterday’s announcement that the trance producer had died aged 47.
According to an official statement posted by OpenLab – the online radio station set up by the Swiss-born Italian DJ in 2012 – Miles died from stage 4 metastatic cancer.
“Robert passed away peacefully last night after a courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer over the last 9 months,” reads the statement. “Throughout it he was strong, determined, incredibly brave and did everything he could to fight this horrendous disease.”
“Robert was more than just an artist, he was a pioneer, a creator, an inspiration, a son, a father, our friend,” continues the statement, adding that “a proper obituary” will be released shortly. See the full statement and artist tributes below.
The trance legend was behind the 1995 smash hit ‘Children’, which reached number one in 12 countries and earned Miles – real name Robert Concina – a Brit award in 1997.