Tributes Pour In For Philippe Zdar After Cassius Producer Falls to His Death From Parisian High Rise
Celebrity Deaths of 2019

Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Mark Ronson all expressed their grief on Twitter.

The music world was in mourning on Thursday after Philippe Zdar was killed in an accident.

The 50-year-old music producer, who was one half of the French house duo Cassius, fell to his death from a high rise building in Paris. The pair were set to release their latest album, "Dreems," on Friday.

"He made an accidental fall, through the window of a high floor of a Parisian building," his agent, Sebastien Farran, told the BBC, without giving any further details.

Zdar, whose real name was Philippe Cerboneschi, and his bandmate and Hubert Blanc-Francard AKA Boom Bass, were considered pioneers of the French dance music scene in the 90s. The duo produced and remixed many hit tracks for fellow musicians, including Phoenix, Hot Chip, Beastie Boys and Franz Ferdinand, while their own music was sampled by Jay-Z and Kanye West.

His peers expressed their sorrow and disbelief on Twitter, including Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Mark Ronson, The Black Madonna, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam.

"Awful news about Phillipe Zdar, what an unbelievably lovely man with an incredible legacy. I was mesmerized by this record as a 15 year old," Calvin Harris wrote, sharing the track "1999".

David Guetta added: "Sad awakening here :( I just heard Philippe Zdar from @CASSIUSOFFICIAL passed away. I can't stop remembering amazing parties we had all together. All my loving to your family, BoomBass and Pedro. RIP dg"

Mark Ronson wrote: "So f--king sad to learn about Philippe Zdar last night. A true, true legend whose influence hangs over not just dance but indie, hip hop, all of it. I remember buying Feeling For You when it first came out and being blown away... My condolences to his family and friends