Philippe Zdar of French dance music duo Cassius falls to his death through a ...

Member of French dance music duo Cassius who worked with the Beastie Boys and Kanye West falls to his death through a high window in Paris Philippe Cerboneschi, also known as  Philippe Zdar, has died in Paris aged 50  The musician, who formed half of Cassius, fell from a window Wednesday night Zdar was also a producer, working with Beastie Boys, Kanye and Franz Ferdinand Cassius's fifth album, called Dreems, is due to be released tomorrow 

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

Published: 07:45 BST, 20 June 2019 | Updated: 08:24 BST, 20 June 2019

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Philippe Cerboneschi - known to many by his stage name 'Zdar' and who formed one half of French dance act Cassius - has accidentally fallen to his death in Paris.

Cerboneschi fell through the window of a high Parisian building on Wednesday evening, agent Sebastien Farran said. He was 50 years old.

Paying tribute to the musician and producer, Mr Farran told Le Monde: 'His friends join his family in their infinite sadness. Tonight the music has lost a genius.' 

Philippe Cerboneschi, known to many as Philippe Zdar and one half of French dance act Cassius, has accidentally fallen to his death from a window in Paris aged 50

Philippe Cerboneschi, known to many as Philippe Zdar and one half of French dance act Cassius, has accidentally fallen to his death from a window in Paris aged 50

Active in the French music scene since the 1980s, Cerboneschi founded his best-known project Cassius in 1996 with Hubert 'Boombass' Blanc-Francard. 

The pair have released four

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