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Trance icon Dimitri de Wit has died aged 51

Rest In Peace, Legend!

Tributes are pouring in.

Dimitri de Wit, CEO of international booking and management agency Twenty4Seven Management and Bookings & Events Manager at Black Hole Recordings, has died after a short and heavy battle with cancer. He was 51.

He was the driving force behind Tiësto and worked with other acts including Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz, John O’Callaghan, Marco V, BT, Gabriel & Dresden and many more. He played a key role in the rise of Tiësto’s ‘Elements of Life World Tour’, Ferry Corsten’s ‘Full On’ event concept and Aly & Fila’s ‘Future Sound Of Egypt’ brand, plus handling bookings and programming stages on some of the biggest festivals in the globe.

Arny Bink, owner of Black Hole Recordings, revealed in a statement that he was “diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the first week of June, and despite his best attempts and incredibly positive attitude, his cancer was sadly enough way too aggressive to give him any kind of fighting chance.”

He is being remembered by the scene as a “legend” for helping so many people in the worldwide Trance community and someone who “lived life to the fullest and could make almost everyone smile with his great sense of humour.”

Tributes have continued to pour in for the pioneer throughout social media.

“Rest in peace Dimi. The world lost a gem today and I a dear friend. Thanks for all the memories and the amazing crazy adventures we had together. You will be dearly missed. Love you my man. My heart goes out to Mimi, your family and your loved ones,” Ferry Corsten tweeted.

Aly & Fila wrote: “Will miss you Dimi and will always remember the great memories we had. Thank you for all the great things you did to me and how you helped shaping our career. Will never forget it and most important your friendship. Will see you again in a better place.”

See more tributes to Dimitri de Wit below.

Arny Bink’s full statement:

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Dimitri de Wit, 1969 – 2020. † —- After a short and heavy battle with cancer, we’ve lost our colleague and dear friend Dimitri de Wit on Thursday, August 6th. 💔 Dimitri was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the first week of June, and despite his best attempts and incredibly positive attitude, his cancer was sadly enough way too agressive to give him any kind of fighting chance. And so it is with heavy hearts, that all of us at Black Hole extend our sincere condolences to Dimitri’s girlfriend, family and friends, and those colleagues from the music industry who have been in his life. Those that knew him well, know that he always lived life to the fullest, and that he could light up a room or in his case backstage area simply by entering. He was always up for a party, and even if he didn’t show up on time, he was usually the last one to leave. He could make almost everyone smile with his great sense of humor. He could be loud. He was quite unique. On a personal note, Dimitri has been a close and loyal friend for a very long time, and we’ve shared many adventures together. I will miss him terribly, but I will mostly remember him with a smile on my face, and I hope so will you. The last time we spoke, he told me he’d be prepping the VIP room up above, and knowing Dimi, he’s invited some more people to that event already. Goodbye my friend, I hope you rest in peace! This is the one party you left way too early…😢 Arny Bink, Black Hole Recordings

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That night at Avalon New York stays a memory for life . R.I.P. Dimi 🙏🏻

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Written by Miguel Ramirez

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