Sad news from the Italian front. Legendary producer Robert Miles, known for his '90s hits 'Children' and 'One and One', has passed away at the age of 47 in Ibiza after a short illness. The news came from producer and friend Joe T Vannelli, who said he would miss "the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled."

Reactions from the music world were numerous and immediate: friend and DJ Pete Tongthanked Miles for the music, adding that he will "always 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."

Boy George tweeted "R.I.P Robert Miles. Very sad news!," while Armin Van Burren declared to be "in shock."

Robert Miles' latest album was 2011's Th1rt3en, released on Salt Records.