Cult DJ Mighty Mouse has died ‘suddenly’ at his Spanish home from an apparent aortic aneurysm.
The 48-year-old producer, whose real name is Matthew Ward was a pioneer of the UK’s house and disco scene from the 2000s.
His label Defected Records announced his death last night, saying he leaves behind his partner Ellen and mother Judy.
Their post said: ‘We are devastated to confirm that Matthew Ward aka Mighty Mouse, died suddenly last Thursday at his home in Spain.
‘We are all lost without his enormous presence and talent.
‘Our thoughts are with his partner, Ellen, and his Mum, Judy, as well as his wider family and many, many friends and fans.
‘We would ask you to please respect the family’s privacy at this terrible time.’
The international DJ made his breakthrough with his critically hailed Disco Circus mix series.