Gay DJ Peter Rauhofer Loses Battle with Brain Cancer

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Grammy-winning DJ and producer Peter Rauhofer died on May 7 after battling brain cancer that was diagnosed in mid-April, according to a post by his manager Angelo Russo on Rauhofer’s Facebook page.

Rauhofer, 48, is survived by his mother, Helga.

“ 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," Russo wrote.

“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.”

A native of Vienna, Austria, Rauhofer rose to fame in the 1990s with his pulsating remixes of some of the most popular singers at that time. His Grammy award came by the way of 2000’s Best Remixer of the Year.

Rauhofer had played at many South Florida venues, including the Manor Complex in Wilton Manors

Close friend and promoter Ryan Work spoke with SFGN when Rauhofer was first diagnosed with cancer. Work has put together a candle light vigil in Rauhofer’s honor on Friday, May 10 at the 12th Street beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

“As you stepped into the light, you left us with a legacy that will live forever, your events were like a family reunion for so many of us on that dance floor,” Work wrote on Facebook.

“A legend is lost but we will never forget what you left behind, how your dream was realized, and the way you and your music touched so many people's lives- Those memories in which we will always cherish & hold dear.”

WATCH: A video tribute to peter Rauhofer by Ryan Work.

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