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Philippe Zdar of Cassius dies after falling from building

20 June 2019, 10:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally
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Cassius' Philippe Zdar has died after accidentally falling from a building in Paris, his agent has confirmed.

Zdar's agent Sebastien Farran said, "He made an accidental fall, through the window of a high floor of a Parisian building."

The Cassius member, born Philippe Cerboneschi, was 50 years old, and formed Cassius with Hubert Blanc-Francard, aka Boom Bass, back in 1996.

The French duo reunited last year, and their first album in three years, Dreems, is due to be released on Friday (21 June).

Over the years Cassius worked with Cat Power, Pharrell Williams, Franz Ferdinand, Robyn, and more.

Cerboneschi produced Phoenix's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix record from 2009, and had just worked with Hot Chip on their new record A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

Musicians around the world have been paying tribute to the producer on socials.

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Woke up to the devastating news. Philippe Zdar . After I stopped crying I remembered his light. I picked a picture of him in his studio (last one) because that’s where he always seemed at home and always made us feel welcome . we never had the chance to work together but we always said we would. Didn’t get the chance... All the energy he put into music will be forever an inspiration . We miss you. I will never be able to walk through the 9th district of Paris again without thinking of you. RIP. All my love goes to his family and friends @franz_ferdinand @catpowerofficial @hot.chip @wearephoenix @miked @robynkonichiwa @edbanger @becausemusic @cassius and many many more... RIPower

A post shared by Jehnny Beth (@jehnnybeth) on Jun 20, 2019 at 12:53am PDT

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Hearing of the death of Philippe Zdar has left us stunned and immensely sad. He was a kind, open and endlessly enthusiastic man who brought happiness to everyone around him. We are deeply sorry for his family and friends. Au revoir Phillippe, et merci X

A post shared by Hot.Chip (@hot.chip) on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:03am PDT

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