How did DJ Mighty Mouse die? House pioneer mourned by fans after 'sudden' death at 48

How did DJ Mighty Mouse die? House pioneer mourned by fans after 'sudden' death at 48
DJ Mighty Mouse died at his Spanish Villa after suffering an aortic aneurysm (Mighty Mouse/Instagram)

MADRID, SPAIN: Cult DJ Mighty Mouse has died ‘suddenly’ at his Spanish Villa on Thursday, October 20. The 48-year-old music producer, whose real name was Matthew Ward, is understood to have suffered an aortic aneurysm.

The death of the music producer, hailed as a pioneer of house and disco in the 2000s, was announced by his record label Defected Records, which said he was survived by his partner Ellen and mother Judy.

ADVERTISEMENT

READ MORE

Is Jacob Sartorius alive? Social media trends singer's death, causes fans to go into hyperdrive

Anne Heche's official cause of death ruling REVEALED days after actress was taken off life support

ADVERTISEMENT

"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," a post released by the UK label on Tuesday, October 25 reads.

ADVERTISEMENT



 

The globally renowned music producer rose to fame for his ear-soothing mix series 'Disco Circus' before regularly appearing on BBC Radio 1’s dance shows and collaborating with international DJs including Pete Tong, Craig Charles, and Andrew Weatheral. Just two days before his tragic death, Ward posted about his upcoming music releases, "I got a new remix out (on all platforms). Loads of ace support and it goes down really well in the club." He posted on his Instagram handle on October 18. He was also set to play at the Sinister Circus Halloween party in Newcastle this Saturday.

ADVERTISEMENT



 

The sudden death of the music producer has left his fans and friends devastated. Mourning his death, his close pal, 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."

ADVERTISEMENT



 

Fellow DJ Simon Dunmore said, "Sending love & condolences to Matthew's family & friends. RIP Mighty Mouse."

ADVERTISEMENT

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."

Fans mourned the loss of the music talent.

"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," one admirer wrote. Another said, "Such sad news. The Spirit is was one of my favorite house records in years. RIP."

ADVERTISEMENT



 


ADVERTISEMENT


 



 

ADVERTISEMENT

Share this article: How did DJ Mighty Mouse die? House pioneer mourned by fans after 'sudden' death at 48