MADRID — José Padilla, a Spanish disk jockey called the Emperor of Chill for its chill-out songs he played sets in Ibiza, has expired.
Padilla expired Sunday night in a hospital around the Mediterranean island, Spanish personal news agency Europa Press reported Tuesday.
The report provided no reason for death. Padilla tweeted in August he had undergone surgery for cancer.
The Café del Mar pub in Ibiza, in which Padilla left his name with collections played sunset, stated in a tweet he”chilled a creation of clubbers and his artwork touched on the lives of countless millions” through album sales.
Padilla was supporting the renowned Café del Mar musical set collection. He had a broad assortment of musical tastes, such as rustic groups like the Penguin Café Orchestra, maverick singer-songwriters such as John Martyn, flamenco, bossa nova, and so forth.
Padilla came to Ibiza from Barcelona in 1975 and worked as a server before beginning as a DJ.