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Robert Concina, more commonly known by his stage name Robert Miles, has passed away at age 47.
The Italian native was celebrated in the 90s for his iconic 'Children' track, which became one of the biggest dance music tracks of all time, hitting No. 1 in over 12 countries around the world. After becoming widely recognized for the song as well as a string of other hits that followed, he stepped back out of the limelight and spent the rest of his career producing and creating a more experimental sound, also eventually launching Open Lab, a Balearic radio station that leaned towards the same experimental sound.
His death was first reported by DJ Mag Italia which explained that Miles passed away from an unreported illness at the age of 47.
"The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset,” said his longtime friend, Joe T Vannelli. “I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled."
Artists have already begun to share their condolences and pay tribute to the legendary producer.
Sad to hear Robert Miles passing r.i.p thanks for the music #deconstruction#classichouse pic.twitter.com/f7xsvLTBF6— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) May 10, 2017
Shocking news about the passing of Robert Miles. #Children will forever be in the lexicon of dance music. RIP— Sharam (@DJSHARAM) May 10, 2017
RIP Robert Miles. You blessed the World with your Melodies. #Children— Tritonal (@Tritonal) May 10, 2017
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