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  • Renowned German music producer Frank Farian has died at the age of 82, his representatives have announced

Renowned German music producer Frank Farian has died at the age of 82, his representatives have announced. 

Farian is best known for his success after founding Boney M in the 1970s where he was responsible to such hits as Daddy Cool, Rasputin and Brown Girl in the Ring.

Farian, a native of the town of Kirin in rural southwestern Germany where he was born Frank Reuther, passed away in his home in Miami.

During his career, Farian was also involved in his one of the biggest scandals in the history of pop music when it was discovered that his proteges, boyband Milli Vanilli had been lip synching during their Grammy-award winning run. 

In 2022, Farian revealed in an interview with Bild that he had a ‘pig heart valve’ inserted in his chest because his own valve shrank with age.  As a result of the surgery, Farian said that he was prescribed a similar drug to Viagra. 

‘This is a similar active ingredient to Viagra and has a nice side effect. But to be honest, I’m not thinking about sex at all at the moment. Today I enjoy a good meal and am just happy that I’m still alive,’ he said.  

Boney M founder Frank Farian dead at 82: Hitmaker behind Rasputin and Daddy Cool died peacefully at his Miami apartment two years after having a pig heart valve inserted

Farian pictured with Boney M. singers Liz Mitchell (L) and Marcia Barret (R) in 2007

During his career, Farian also worked with music legends such as Meat Loaf and Stevie Wonder

During his career, Farian also worked with music legends such as Meat Loaf and Stevie Wonder

The procedure involves surgically replacing a faulty human valve with a tissue one such as from a pig or cow. The new valve will typically last up to 15 years.

During his career, Farian also worked with music legends such as Meat Loaf and Stevie Wonder. 

‘The success was a huge surprise,’ Farian once told German news agency DPA.

‘I had always thought I wouldn’t make it. It didn’t look like it at first,’ he once told the German Press Agency.

But his success was not always without scandal. In 1988 Farian formed German R&B group Milli Vanilli by selecting Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus as the lip-syncing frontmen.

Singer John Davis was brought in to be the voice behind the band, he was not told his vocals would be used for lip-synching according to the singer.

Farian had him come to the studio late at night, keeping him separate from other artists, he said. 

In 2008, Farian split from his common-law wife and mother of his children, former swimsuit model Chinya Onyewenjo. 

In a 2012 interview, Farian, then 70, confirmed that he broke up with Onyewenjo and was now dating her best friend, a woman named Angie how was 28 years old at the time. 

‘She was too old and bitchy for me! Now she’s with her ugly lawyer, who looks like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. And I have my new princess. After this wife swap, all I can say is: Sometimes the world is just like that fair.’

Angie was an aspiring singer in her own right who went by the name Princess Guyana. 

Just this past August, Farian sold a $13.6 million dollar waterfront lot in Miami Beach having bought it for just $1.4 million in 2001. 

More to follow… 



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