Dario G Dies Aged 53

Dance producer Dario G, famous for his 1990s hits “Sunchyme” and “Carnaval de Paris,” has passed away at the age of 53.

The musician, whose real name was Paul Spencer, had been battling stage four rectal cancer since last year. His family announced his death on his official Instagram page, praising his positive outlook and acknowledging his enduring musical legacy.

Dario G, originally a duo formed by Spencer and Scott Rosser, achieved widespread success in the late 1990s. Their debut hit “Sunchyme,” which sampled Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town,” sold over 600,000 copies.

They followed this success with “Carnaval de Paris,” which became an unofficial anthem for the 1998 World Cup. Over the years, Spencer continued the Dario G project solo, collaborating with artists like Dame Shirley Bassey and Clean Bandit.

Tributes from fellow musicians have poured in, with many highlighting Spencer’s inspirational spirit and contributions to dance music. Artists like Phats and Small, Sigala, and Sonique have expressed their condolences and shared memories of Spencer’s positive influence.

Spencer’s final social media posts reflected his determination and gratitude for the support he received, underscoring his message to others about the importance of health check-ups.

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