Sad news to report this afternoon as influential New York DJ and producer Peter Rauhofer has sadly passed away at 48 after battling brain cancer, reports his manager Angelo Russo on Facebook.
“Today the music industry has lost one of it’s true heroes.
With a heavy heart I must now report that Peter Rauhofer has lost his battle with brain cancer.
He passed quietly today and is survived by his mother, Helga, who resides in Austria.
She will transport Peter back home to his final resting place there, but to all that knew Peter, his heart will always be in New York City.
It makes me sad, not only that I have lost a friend, but that the world has lost an amazing talent and that future generations will never get to understand the magic that Peter created night after night all over the world.
He is gone too soon but we will always have the vast body of music that Peter left for us.
Through his music, Peter will live forever. The brightest stars always burn out too soon. Peter, you were loved and you will be terribly missed. Goodbye my friend. Please rest in peace knowing that you have brought so much joy to so many of us. I ask that his true fans keep his legacy alive by sharing his music with anyone who may not have had the opportunity to experience it for themselves.
Best known for his remixes of popular artists Rauhofer worked with a host of the music industries biggest stars from Madonna to Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Depeche Mode in a career that saw him pick up a grammy in 1999 for his reworking of Cher’s smash hit “Believe.”
Here at DT we’d like to offer our condolences to Peter’s family and many friends. Gone too soon.