German DJ Boys Noize was hit especially hard by the death of top producer Romanthony as the pair recently teamed up for a house music collaboration. Romanthony, real name Anthony Moore, passed away at his home in Texas on 7 May (13), and Boys Noize was devastated when he heard the news as he and the 46 year old were in the process of recording together.
Boys Noize took to his Twitter.com page to share his grief with followers, writing, "Rest In Peace Romanthony... It is so sad. Romanthony and me were working on such an amazing song together. He said it was the best song he had ever written.
"Romanthony was a big inspiration for many djs... His voice was the most touching in house music. I can't believe it."
Romanthony, who provided the vocals to Daft Punk's hit song One More Time, died of complications of kidney disease, his family has confirmed to SPIN.
Hip-hop stars The Cataracs have also tweeted a tribute to the late legend, writing, "R.I.P. to Romanthony... The man who sang what is probably the biggest dance song ever, One More Time."
Top house producer and Daft Punk collaborator Romanthony has died at the age of 46. The musician passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on 7 May (13). The cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Romanthony, real name Anthony Moore, gained fame in the early 1990s with singles like Make This Love Right and Let Me Show You Love, and he went on to release four albums, including 1997's Romanworld and his collaborative project with DJ Predator, Instinctual.
However, he will perhaps be best remembered for his work with Daft Punk - he provided the vocals to their hit song One More Time and also featured on Too Long, from their 2001 album Discovery.