The cause of trance music producer and DJ Robert Miles has been revealed.

He died earlier this week, aged 47.  According to a statement posted by OpenLab — the radio station headed up by Miles since 2012 – the producer passed away from stage 4 metastatic cancer.

“Robert passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer over the last 9 months,” the statement reads.

“Throughout it he was strong, determined, incredibly brave and did everything he could to fight this horrendous disease.

“Robert was more than just an artist, he was a pioneer, a creator, an inspiration, a son, a father, our friend.”