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Romanthony Dead: House Producer, 'One More Time' Vocalist Dies At 45

May 19, 2013 | Updated May 20, 2013

Romanthony, a house producer and singer perhaps best known for his collaboration with Daft Punk, has died, Billboard reports.

Romanthony, born Anthony Moore, reportedly died in his Austin, Texas, home May 7. According to Spin, he passed away due to complications of kidney disease, and was 45 years old.

According to Chicago's 5 Magazine, it was singer Daone Remmidy (aka Eve Angel) who first broke the news of Romanthony's death on Facebook several days ago, writing, "Our Music Industry has lost yet another pioneer and music legend, I am deeply saddened to Announce the Passing our my Label Owner, Producer, Manager, and Family. Our Beloved World Renowned DJ and Producer Romanthony has passed away."

Romanthony's sister Mellony Moore subsequently confirmed the news on Facebook, writing, "Thank u for your calls and prayers my brother was a musical genius."

Romanthony will be remembered for performing the vocals on the Daft Punk hit "One More Time," on their 2001 album "Discovery." "One More Time" was ranked No. 307 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list and No. 33 on the magazine's 100 Best Songs of the 2000s.

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