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DJ Mighty Mouse dies in his sleep at Spanish villa

DJ Mighty Mouse dies in his sleep at Spanish villa: Music producer suffered aortic aneurysm

  • The DJ, whose real name is Matthew Ward, has died suddenly in Spain 
  • He was a pioneer of the house and disco revival in the UK in the 2000s
  • Two days before his death he teased new music to his devoted fans 

Cult DJ Mighty Mouse has died ‘suddenly’ at his Spanish home from an apparent aortic aneurysm. 

The 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.

Cult DJ Mighty Mouse has died ‘suddenly’ at his Spanish home from an apparent aortic aneurysm

The producer, whose real name is Matthew Ward, died on Thursday, his label Defected Records said today

The producer, whose real name is Matthew Ward, died on Thursday, his label Defected Records said today

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.

The international DJ made his breakthrough with his critically hailed Disco Circus mix series

The international DJ made his breakthrough with his critically hailed Disco Circus mix series

He has since been a regular on BBC Radio 1’s dance shows and has collaborated with major DJs including Groove Armada, Pete Tong, Craig Charles, Andrew Weatheral and Dimitri from Paris. 

Just two days before his sudden death, Mighty Mouse posted about new music he was due to release. 

The DJ was also booked to play at a Halloween party in Newcastle this Saturday. 

Tributes have been pouring in for the star since his death was announced from fans and fellow DJs.

Popular DJ Mele, whose full name is Krissy Peers, said: ‘Always the best vibes with him. RIP bro.’

Producer Little Louie Vega added: ‘A very kind human being and talented. We had a wonderful chat a few months ago in the UK in the green room at the club we both played. Rest in peace.’

International star A-Trak simply replied to the news: ‘Oh no.’ 

Tributes have been pouring in for the star since his death was announced from fans and fellow DJs

Tributes have been pouring in for the star since his death was announced from fans and fellow DJs

Fellow DJ Simon Dunmore said: ‘Sending love & condolences to Matthew’s family & friends. RIP Mighty Mouse.’

Musician Lee Mortimer, known as Friend Within, wrote: ‘Such sad news.

‘An amazing musical talent. RIP Mighty Mouse.’

DJ Jason Dee added: ‘Saw him in Sydney in 2019 supporting Late Nite Tuff Guy and he was excellent.

‘He played his remix of Abba and it rocked the place.

‘This was long before his edit was heavily supported the world over.’

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