Robert Miles died at 47 years old Wednesday after a 9-month battle with cancer, according to a statement from his radio station, OpenLab.
It was reported on Wednesday morning by DJ Mag Italia that the legendary Robert Miles died from a “nasty disease,” and now OpenLab, Miles’ Balearic radio station, has stepped forth to reveal in a statement that he passed away “peacefully after a courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer.”
“Throughout it he was strong, determined, incredibly brave and did everything he could to fight this horrendous disease.” OpenLab said.
“Robert was more than just an artist, he was a pioneer, a creator, an inspiration, a son, a father, our friend.”
Robert Miles was at the forefront of developments in electronic music for over two decades as a composer, record producer, DJ and broadcaster, with his iconic single ‘Children’ enduring global fame, selling over 5 million copies and taking the #1 spot in the Euro Top 100 chart for 13 consecutive weeks.
Total career sales across 5 albums now top 14 million records. Awards include a BRIT Award, a World Music Award, multiple gold and platinum discs and he featured in film soundtracks including ‘The Bourne Identity’.
Just one day after his death, ‘Children’ reached Beatport’s Trance Top 10 at No.9, and there’s no doubt it will soon hit the No.1 spot.
Read the full statement below.