He was born Roberto Concina, an Italian born in Switzerland on November 3rd 1969.
Though he had a few hits singles it was the tune “Children” from 1995 that got him on the map. It was a trance/chill anthem. It went on to sell 5 million copies worldwide and many awards. Though that was hi only hit in North America he also scored, “Fable,” “One and One”and “Freedom.”
His last album was his fifth album ‘TH1RT3EN’ in 2011.
His producer and friend Joe T. Vannelli said, “The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset. With him also it is a part of my life as an artist manufacturer. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgments but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”
It’s being reported that his death was the result of an existing disease. – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.