Philippe Zdar, a founding member of French house music duo Cassius, has reportedly died in an accident in Paris. He was 50.
"He made an accidental fall, through the window of a high floor of a Parisian building," his agent Sebastien Farran told the BBC and AFP, though no other details surrounding his death have been announced.
Active as a recording artist since the ‘80s, Zdar (borne Philippe Cerboneschi) linked up with Hubert Blanc-Francard (aka Boom Bass) in 1994, initially producing hip-hop under the La Funk Mob moniker. Two years later, they found their groove with house music, hit upon the name Cassius and emerged out of a scene which propelled Daft Punk and Air into the international spotlight.