Website confirms that Mitchell died of cancer on Monday...

WARP RECORDS have issued a statement confirming the death of co-founder ROB MITCHELL.

As reported yesterday on NME.COM, Mitchell, whose visionary approach to dance music launched the career of artists including Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and Two Lone Swordsmen, died earlier this week following a battle against cancer.

A statement, posted on the official Warp Records website, www.warprecords.com, reads: “It feels strange posting this news on our website but we want to stop any unnecessary speculation. Co-founder of Warp Records Rob Mitchell passed away on Monday morning 8th October after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

“This is obviously a very sad time for us and all who knew Rob. Everyone here at Warp will continue to build on what Rob has given us.”