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German music producer Frank Farian – founder of the disco band Boney M – has died at the age of 82, according to his family.

They released a statement on Tuesday via Farian’s agency saying he had passed away at his home in Miami.

Boney M, which formed in 1976, had a string of hit singles including Daddy Cool, Rasputin and Rivers of Babylon.

Farian also went on to found the duo Milli Vanilli, who were involved in a lip-synching controversy.

Frank Farian

Who was Frank Farian?

Frank Farian was born Franz Reuther in Kirn, western Germany in 1941, Farian began his career in the music industry as a solo artist while also training to be a chef.

Per The Guardian, Farian released a Schlager version of the country song “Rocky” in 1976, before going on to found Boney M. that same year. 

Farian also founded R&B pop duo Milli Vanilli in the 1980s, best known for their songs “Blame It On The Rain” and “Girl You Know It’s True,” per the BBC.

The late star, who also worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Meat Loaf, is reported to have sold 800 million records worldwide, according to the BBC.

Frank Farian

What was Frank Farian cause of death?

Frank Farian’s cause of death was not immediately revealed, but he died peacefully at his home in Miami, surrounded by his family

In 2022, Farian revealed to German newspaper Bild that he had undergone heart valve replacement surgery and a “pig heart valve” had been inserted into his chest because his own valve had shrunk with age. He told the publication that the surgery saved his life.

He also told Bild in Nov. 2023, “My heart valve works wonderfully. Mick Jagger also received exactly the same heart valve. I have a good pig in me! And I’m very grateful for that.”

However, per U.K. newspaper The Evening Standard, Farian’s condition had deteriorated following the procedure — he had lost a lot of weight and was left needing to use a wheelchair.

Meanwhile, Farian’s former partner Ingrid “Milli” Segieth, 69, told Bild that she had visited Farian in Miami over the New Year.

“Frank was physically very weak, but was still full of energy,” she said. “He was still sitting in the recording studio all day, working on new music.”

Frank Farian

When is Frank Farian funeral service?

As of now, the funeral date of the late Frank Farian has not been disclosed by his family.

Having said that, we are still following up on his death, we will update you as soon as we get important information about Frank Farian funeral service.

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