Robert Miles, the DJ and producer recognised as one of the legends of Trance, has died aged 47.
According to DJ Mag Italia, Miles passed away today from a nasty disease.
[Update May 12: Robert Miles’ Belearic radio station OpenLab has stated that the legendary artist died a “courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer over the last 9 months.”]
Robert Miles was best known for producing the piano-driven timeless classic, ‘Children’, a sublime record that captured the hearts of thousands of people across the globe, reaching #1 in more than 12 countries, selling over 5 million copies and and taking the #1 spot in the Euro Top 100 chart for 13 consecutive weeks.
“The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset,” close friend and colleague, Joe T Vannelli said in a statement published by DJ Mag Italia.
“With him also it is a part of my life as an artist manufacturer. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”
Many Trance artists and music fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to Robert Miles.
RIP Robert Miles. Children changed EVERYONE’s lives. <3
— Max Graham (@MaxGraham) May 10, 2017
RIP Robert Miles, Children is a favorite of ours. Will always be remembered.
— Binary Finary (@binaryfinary) May 9, 2017
I don’t really do these type of tweets often but wow, RIP Robert Miles, Children was, is and always will be a true Masterpiece. you legend!
— 7 Skies (@7Skies) May 9, 2017
RIP Robert Miles.. Another legend taken to soon xx Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
— HP Source (@_hpsource) May 9, 2017
R.I.P. Robert Miles. Children is and will always be a corner stone of the rave scene.
— Jay Mac (@jamo_mc) May 9, 2017
Hearing that Robert Miles has passed away ..
Children will always be one of those classics.. That piano just ooozed emotion
— Josh Bailey Music (@JoshBaileyDJ) May 9, 2017
I’m so sad about Robert Miles omg
— shreenidhi ? (@Trancepunzel) May 10, 2017
— Rory Space (@Rory_Space) May 10, 2017
Sad to hear that dance musician Robert Miles, whose tracks Children and One & One were huge hits in 1996, has died at age 47
— Lee Graham (@leepg) May 10, 2017
— Joe Lidster (@joelidster) May 10, 2017
Robert Miles – Children. this track brings back so many childhood memories from the 90s. Those times will never be back… #RIPRobertMiles
— Matt Bukovski (@MattBukovski) May 10, 2017