There is sad news in the world of electronic music Tuesday night (May 9) as Robert Miles has reportedly died. The famed Italian trance music producer and DJ, born Roberto Concina, was 47.

Miles is perhaps best known for his 1995 breakout hit “Children,” which sold more than five million copies and is credited with helping push trance music closer to the mainstream. The song spent 13 weeks atop the Euro Top 100 chart after its release.

No official cause of death has been revealed, but reports indicate it is the result of a disease Miles has been battling.

According to EDM Identity, news of Miles’ death was confirmed on Facebook by the musician’s friend and longtime collaborator, Joe T. Vannelli, who writes: “The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset. With him also it is a part of my life as an artist manufacturer. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgments but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”

DJ Mag Italia‘s report can be read here.

 

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