DJ Paul Baumer, an electro house producer with the Bingo Players, died of cancer, it was confirmed by the group on Wednesday.
“Dear All, I’m deeply saddened to tell you that Paul passed away last night after his battle with cancer,” reads a statement posted by band member Maarten Hoogstraten on Facebook. “We want to thank you all for your support over the past few months.”
“Needless to say, all upcoming shows for the rest of this year have been cancelled as we’re going through this loss with family and friends. We’ll post a longer update shortly with more information as well,” he added.
Baumer announced this year that he was diagnosed with cancer.
According to MTV, he said in a statement in July: “As some of you may know, I have been in the hospital over the past few weeks and I have not been at some of the recent shows while seeking medical treatment. I now have the results back and I wanted to let you know that I have been diagnosed with cancer.”
Earlier this year, the Dutch duo recorded their first No. 1 single, “Get Up (Rattle),” in the U.K.
“We are so excited to have our first Number 1 record in the UK!,” the group said in January, reported The Metro.
“Growing up in the Netherlands, we have always watched the UK charts as a great indicator of what’s to come next and really admired and looked up to great British dance artists and producers like The Prodigy and The KLF,” they added.
After he was diagnosed with cancer, Baumer had said he would continue to work in the studio and for the Hysteria record label while getting medical treatment, Radio 1 reported.
Fellow DJ Martin Garrix offered his condolences on Twitter.
“Can’t believe it, just heard the new about Paul, my thoughts go out to all his friends and relatives. and of course Maarten,” he wrote.
Many others shared similar sentiments.
“RIP Paul Baumer .. You’re in a better place now mate keep raging on,” one user tweeted.
Added another: “RIP DJ Paul Baumer from bingo players, just found out, we will beat cancer one day, keep doin your thing up there we will always remember.”