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Phoenix Honors Late Producer Philippe Zdar: 'He Was an Absolute Genius'

Philippe Zdar (Philippe Cerboneschi) from Cassius band performs during day two the Fooding 15th Anniversary Party at Marche Paul Bert Serpette Porte de Clignancourt on June 6, 2015 in Paris, France.
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Philippe Zdar (Philippe Cerboneschi) from Cassius band performs during day two the Fooding 15th Anniversary Party at Marche Paul Bert Serpette Porte de Clignancourt on June 6, 2015 in Paris, France. 

About a week after producer and Cassius member Philippe Zdar died at the age of 52, Phoenix became the latest band to pay tribute to the late artist.

“Philippe was legendary,” they wrote on Instagram on Wednesday (June 26). “Of course, our music owes him so much, he who spent hundreds and hundreds of hours lifting us up with the breath of his talent, his enthusiasm and his kindness.?? But much more, he taught us that you could raise your life, friendship, love to the rank of major art. In all these areas he was an absolute genius.”

"He made an accidental fall, through the window of a high floor of a Parisian building," Zdar's agent Sebastien Farran told the BBC and AFP of his death. 

See Phoenix's tribute below.


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