Peter Rauhofer Dead: Legendary House DJ And Producer Loses Battle With Brain Cancer
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Peter Rauhofer, the iconic DJ and producer whose Madonna, Whitney Houston and Britney Spears remixes kept generations of international revelers dancing until dawn, has died of brain cancer.
The 48-year-old Rauhofer is survived by his mother Helga, who will transport her son's body back to Austria.
"But to all that knew Peter, his heart will always be in New York City," officials wrote on Rauhofer's Facebook page.
In April, Rauhofer -- who formerly went under the monikers Club 69 and Size Queen -- revealed via his manager Angelo Russo that he was suffering from a large brain tumor that had gone undiagnosed.
Rauhofer, who was best known for spinning tribal house, served as the resident DJ at the gay dance night at New York City's now-defunct Roxy nightclub.