Romanthony, an influential house producer and singer best known for performing the vocals on Daft Punk's single "One More Time," has been reported to have died earlier this month.
The artist, born Anthony Moore, reportedly passed away at his home in Austin, Tex. on May 7. As Chicago's 5 Magazine points out, Romanthony's sister Mellony Moore confirmed the passing in a Facebook post on May 9, and friend/collaborators like Boys Noize, MikeQ and Daone Remmidy (better known as Eve Angel) have all taken to social media to confirm the news and express their grief. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
After his production career began in New Jersey, Romanthony's high-energy "Jersey Garage" style was highlighted on singles like "Make This Love Right" and "Let Me Show You Love," released on his own Black Male Records label in the early 90s. Later, Azuli Records made him an overseas star with the 1997 release of "Romanworld," a collection of stellar Black Male productions. Two years later, Glasgow Underground released "Instinctual," a collaborative full-length with DJ Predator.