Robert Miles, DJ and Producer Known For '90s Club Hit 'Children,' Dies at 47
Robert Miles, the European DJ and producer who had an international hit in the mid-‘90s with the dreamy house classic “Children”, has died from an unspecified illness in Ibiza. He was 47.
Born Roberto Concina in 1969 in Switzerland to Italian parents, Miles studied piano in his youth and was spinning discs at house parties by the age of 13. By the late '80s he was a regular on the decks at trance parties in Italy, where he performed under the name Robert Milani, eventually going by the surname Miles.
His piano-driven instrumental tune “Children” was a pan-European smash after its release in 1994, climbing to No. 2 on the U.K. singles chart in 1996 and peaking at No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. Miles cracked the U.K. top 10 on two other occasions, with “One & One” (No. 3 in 1996) and “Fable” (No. 7 in 1996), and his most popular album, Fable, reached No. 7 on the U.K. albums chart in 1996. The following year, he scooped the Brit Award for best international breakthrough act.
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
Really in shock to hear the news of the passing of Robert Miles... R.I.P.— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) May 10, 2017
R.I.P Robert Miles. Very sad news! https://t.co/AU3knJDeDV— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 10, 2017