May 8, 2013 9:22

DJ and producer Peter Rauhofer Dies at 48

He was best known for his Grammy Award-winning remix of Cher's 'Believe'

DJ and producer Peter Rauhofer Dies at 48

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DJ and producer Peter Rauhofer has died aged 48 after a long battle with brain cancer.

Rauhofer lived primarily in New York City, where he was well-known in house music circles. He is best known for his remix of Cher's 'Believe', which he won a Grammy Award for in 1999. He also worked on dance remixes with a number of other artists including Whitney Houston ('The Greatest Love of All'), Mariah Carey ('We Belong Together'), Christina Aguilera ('Beautiful'), Madonna ('Nothing Really Matters'), and Britney Spears ('Toxic'), Rolling Stone reports.

A tribute from his friend and manager Angelo Russo on Facebook confirmed the news: "Today the music industry has lost one of it's true heroes," he wrote. "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."

He continued: "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…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."

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