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Rave legend Guru Josh dies in Ibiza aged 51

Published 30/12/2015 | 09:34

UK April 1990: Guru Josh performing on stage (Photo by Stuart Mostyn/Redferns)
UK April 1990: Guru Josh performing on stage (Photo by Stuart Mostyn/Redferns)

Guru Josh, best know for rave hit 'Infinity' has died in Ibiza aged 51.

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Josh, whose real name was Paul Walden, died on Monday but the cause of death has not been revealed.

The UK star hit the big time in 1990 with his debut single, 'Infinity', which hit number 5 in the UK charts after it was picked up by Hacienda DJ Mike Pickering.

He followed up with singles 'Freaky Dreamer', 'Holographic Dreams' and 'Whose Law (Is It Anyway)?)'.

HANOVER, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20: Paul Walden of the UK dance act Guru Josh Project attends the music show The Dome 49 at the TUI-Arena on February 20, 2009 in Hanover, Germany. The Dome 49 will be broadcast at March 7 on TV station RTL II. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images)
HANOVER, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20: Paul Walden of the UK dance act Guru Josh Project attends the music show The Dome 49 at the TUI-Arena on February 20, 2009 in Hanover, Germany. The Dome 49 will be broadcast at March 7 on TV station RTL II. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images)

Speaking to the Guardian earlier this year Josh revealed he had been playing in a rock band until 1988 when "somebody popped an ecstasy tab in my mouth' which prompted him to start playing house music.

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