German music producer FRANK FARIAN died today, Tuesday 23rd January. His agent reported that “he had passed away at his home in Miami”. He was aged 82 and no details have been revealed . It is known that he had undergone heart surgery two years ago

Farian, of course was the mastermind behind Boney M – a band he created in 1976. The group enjoyed a string of poppy singles. Farian also founded duo Milli Vanilli, who were involved in a lip-synching controversy. The producer also worked with the likes of Meat Loaf and Stevie Wonder and is reported to have sold an estimated 800 million records worldwide.