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Dance music DJ Robert Miles died at the age of 47


DJ Robert Miles reportedly died of cancer at the age of 47, reports Sky News.

 The swiss-born Italian artist had an international number one hit in 1996 with "Children" and won a Brit award. 

Miles' friend and executive producer Joe Vannelli confirmed the DJ's death. 

Robert Miles - Children (Official Video)

WATCH | Here's the video for Robert Miles' "Children."

Miles' song "Children" reached number one on the charts in 12 countries and was on the U.K. charts for 17 weeks, peaking at No. 2. 

Boy George paid tribute to the DJ, writing "RIP Robert Miles. Very Sad News." 

"Children" is credited as a track that helped bring the style of trance into the mainstream of dance music. 

The news of Miles' death has spread across social media. 

The electronic tributes poured in on Twitter. 

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