By Tinuade Salami
Popular Italian musician of 1990s, Dj Robert Miles has died at the age of 47
The Miles’s radio station OpenLab confirmed his death stating that he died after a courageous
battle with stage four metastatic cancers”.
A producer and long time friend of Miles, Joe T Vannelli, who broke the news said: “The tragic
news of the death of a very talented artist of our time makes me incredulous and upset.
Vannelli’s statement continued: “I remember 1997 Brit Awards ceremony very well. Robert
Miles was the best international newcomer award, introduced by Gary Barlow. Miles was the
only one Italian artist winner in BA history.
“Children is an instrumental and dance anthem, one of the most ever loved tracks. With Robert
Miles a part of my life dies with him.”
According to Pete Tong who led the tributes to the DJ tweeted on his page with a condolence
message. Tong said ‘’Sad to hear Robert Miles passing. RIP, thanks for the music.”
The Italian musician topped the charts in 12 countries with the track, which was first released in
1995 and reached number two in the UK in 1996.
Miles who won the Brit Award for best international breakthrough act in 1997 was born in
Roberto Concina in Switzerland on 3 November 1969 to Italian parents.