From an article on World Music Central:

French composer and renowned world music producer Hector Zazou died [yesterday] morning in a French hospital. He had fallen seriously ill earlier this year and had to cancel several performances during the summer. Zazou was 60 years old.

Zazou was a legendary figure in contemporary French music. He was born in Algeria, the son of a French father and a Spanish mother. Zazou was an open minded musician who was comfortable working with classical, ambient electronic, pop, and world music. Some of the musicians he collaborated with include Björk, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, John Hassell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carlos Nüñez, Khaled, Lisa Gerrard, John Cale, Siouxsie, Bill Rieflin, Manu Dibango, David Sylvian, Suzanne Vega, Peter Buck, Jane Birkin, and Lisa Germano.

- Hector Zazou (Music Operator) official website
- Hector Zazou MySpace page
- Music Operator MySpace page
- Hector Zazou Wikipedia entry
- YouTube video: "Hector Zazou & Björk - Vísur Vatnsenda Rósu"

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