Robert Miles, the Swiss-born Italian musician born Robert Concina, has died aged 47.
The trance legend, best known for producing iconic '90s track 'Children', was battling an undisclosed illness.
Miles's long time friend, Joe T Vannelli, told DJ Mag Italia he was "incredulous and upset" by the death.
“The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset,” he said.
“I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”
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 trance legend then went on to produce more experimental and leftfield music, as well as Balearic radio station OpenLab, which supported unnoticed electronic music and visual art.
Listen to Robert Miles' 'Children' below.
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