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Robert Miles' cause of death has been revealed

The trance legend passed away earlier this week following a battle with cancer...

The cause of legendary trance artist Robert Miles' death has been revealed, with the Italian DJ/producer and founder of OpenLab passing away from cancer on Wednesday (10th May). 

According to a statement posted by OpenLab — the radio station headed up by Miles since 2012 — the producer passed away from stage 4 metastatic cancer aged just 47.

“Robert passed away peacefully last night after a courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer over the last 9 months," the statement reads. 

“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."

Miles' 'Children' became one of the best-selling dance tracks of all time after its release in 1995, reaching number one in more than 12 countries. 

The dance music world has reacted with great sadness and sympathy following Miles' death, read comments from Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Adam Beyer and many more.