DJ Robert Miles popularly known for the 1990’s hit single Children has died at the age of 47. Picture: Facebook

DJ Robert Miles popularly known for the 1990’s hit single Children has died at the age of 47.

Miles's radio station OpenLab confirmed he died "after a courageous battle with stage four metastatic cancer”

Children, which topped the charts in 12 countries, was first released in 1995 and reached number two in the UK in 1996.

Miles’ longtime friend Joe T Vannelli, broke the news:

"The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time makes me incredulous and upset. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgments but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled."

BBC's DJ Pete Tong led the tributes to the legend, he tweeted:

Singer Boy George also paid his respect to the legend, he tweeted: "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," Vanelli added. After finding mainstream success with Children, he had two further UK top 10 singles – Fable and One & One – and went on to release five albums.