"A musical genius has passed away. Rest in peace. You will be missed by many, including me." - Armin van Buuren
I couldn't agree more.
From the early 80s till the late 90s, I've been a huge fan of him. I collected all his albums, also all his singles, have many bootlegs and limited editions, went to his concert 5 times, even twice from the same tour. The last 10-20 years I hadn't paid much attention to him anymore, but this still came in as a shock, although I already read his health wasn't too good. He had the flu a lot and went in and out and in the hospital again. His last period he went more 'underground' what suits him, because he was a true music lover. Of course, the money was good, but his first reason was the love for music. He loved the small afterparties for a small crowd the most, even played as a street artist in Amsterdam once, while he was at his top of popularity.
Anyway, my adoration wasn't anymore the way it was about 20 years ago, but I still had deep respect for what he has meant for music. And so I hope he will rest in peace and he will never be forgotten!