Iconic DJ Dario G Passes Away at 53 From Cancer

Paul Spencer, better known as 90s pop icon Dario G, has died of rectal cancer at the age of 53. 

The DJ, who first gained notoriety in 1997 with the Cheshire dance duo Dario G, revealed his illness last summer. His diagnosis of Stage 4 rectal cancer was devastating, but he left behind a solid musical legacy and countless fond memories.

Paul Spencer (Dario G) waged a hard battle against his disease, according to BBC radio host Phil Taggart, who wrote of the terrible news of his demise. According to Liverpool FC Matchday DJ George Sephton, the incredibly gifted Dario G. performed a fantastic electro-pop cover of Ring of Fire. As a great inspiration who brought joy to many people and whose music will endure forever, DJ Sigala expressed his sadness and inspiration in a post announcing his passing.

As he prepared to discuss future steps with physicians last summer, Paul announced that he had been diagnosed with stage four rectal cancer but remained optimistic. In April, Paul updated his followers on his health status, saying he was a fighter, but he had a helluva fight on his hands.

He also uploaded a photo from a recent concert. 

He said he treasured the kind thoughts, prayers, and healing energies that people sent his way.

Symptoms of rectal cancer might include changes in appetite, unexplained weight loss, abnormal bowel habits, or blood in stools. Rectal cancer can be effectively treated if detected at an early stage.

Paul had a prior stint as one-half of the electronic group Dario G, whose single “Sunchyme” peaked at #2 on the charts. The legendary music video for the song featured dancers donning safari garb and matching makeup. Even though the trio broke up, Paul still used the moniker when performing.

The official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, Carnaval de Paris, was released in 1997 as a follow-up single by Dario G and peaked at number five on the charts.