John Miles Death – Cause of Death: British rock music vocalist, guitarist, and keyboard player best known for his 1976 Top 3 UK hit single “Music”, John Miles has passed away. He was 72 years old.
Miles died in his sleep after a short illness on Sunday, December 5, surrounded by his family in a hospital in Newcastle, England.
“I am hugely saddened by the news that my good friend and musical genius John has passed,” Grammy Award Winning Producer, Alan Parsons wrote. “I am so very proud to have worked with him on some of the greatest vocal performances ever recorded, including of course Music, which as well as being a big hit internationally, became an anthem for the hugely popular “Night Of The Proms” concerts.”
According to a statement posted on Miles’ official Facebook page, he is remembered as ‘a loving husband, father and grandfather’ and we will all miss him more than any words could ever express.”
Miles signed a recording contract with the Decca UK label in 1975 and issued four albums Rebel (1976), Stranger in the City (1977), Zaragon (1978) and More Miles Per Hour (1979). However, Miles had the most success with singles and released a total of eighteen during this era.
In addition to “Music”, he also charted in the UK with “Highfly” (1975), “Remember Yesterday” (1976), and “Slow Down” (1977). Most of his songs were co-written with the bassist in his backing group, Bob Marshall.
He won the “Outstanding Musical Achievement” award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards.