After battling a large brain tumor, found just recently, Peter Rauhofer has sadly passed away at the age of 48. Just last month, his manager shared that Peter had been hospitalized for a seizure, where soon after, doctors discovered the undiagnosed brain tumor.
Peter has had many successes in his career, working with some of the world's biggest musicians including Madonna, Rihanna, and more, in addition to flooding the dance music world with his unforgettable original music.
His manager revealed the tragic news of Peter's passing on his Facebook page. He wrote:
"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."
Many of Peter's fans and colleagues in the industry have been expressing their condolences through social media.
Saddened to hear that Dance Music Legend Peter Rauhofer has succumbed to a brain tumor & passed away today-a true loss 4 the Dance community— Roger Sanchez (@djrogersanchez) May 7, 2013
RIP to a legend in the danceworld- Peter Rauhofer— BORIS NYC(@DJBORISNYC) May 7, 2013
RIP @peterrauhofer Legend.— OSCAR G (@DjOscarG) May 7, 2013
Dance music lost a legend today @peterrauhofer. Rest in peace brother you will be missed!— Gabriel & Dresden (@GabrielNDresden) May 7, 2013
Peter will be missed dearly throughout the dance music community. May he rest peacefully. He will certainly live on through his music.
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