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

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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.”