Dario G star Paul Spencer dies aged 53 as tributes pour in

Paul Spencer, who rose to fame in 1997 as part of the Cheshire dance trio Dario G, has passed away at the age of 53.

Dario G was made up of three DJs - Paul, Scott Rosser and Stephen Spencer and were best known for their debut single Sunchyme which topped the UK charts at number two.

The dance trio also found success with their hit Carnaval de Paris, which was released for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.

The official Instagram account for Dario G shared the tragic news on Monday, 17 June that Paul had passed away.

They wrote: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Paul Spencer earlier today.

dario g star paul spencer dies aged 53 as tributes pour in

Paul Spencer

"He was positive until the end but this was one battle he could not fight anymore. He leaves behind a wonderful musical legacy and many happy memories for many people.

"He will be sadly missed by everyone who loved him. Shine bright our big star - K, A & H xxx."

During his time in the group, Paul released 15 singles and three albums, his most recent was Hola in June 2020.

Paul first shared news of his cancer diagnosis on X, formerly known as Twitter, in June last year.

He wrote: "Hard to write this. I've just found out that I've got stage 4 rectal cancer and a shadow on my liver.

dario g star paul spencer dies aged 53 as tributes pour in

Paul Spencer

"That's damn hard to read too I'm sure. Gonna give it my best shot though.

"Stay positive, cos I am. Always. Seeing the doctors on Friday to discuss the next steps."

Tributes have poured in for the 90s star, including from fellow DJ Sigala who wrote: "That’s so sad. A true inspiration, he brought joy to so many people and will live on forever through his music."

He continued: "Paul told me many times over the last year “Go get yourself checked” so I’m passing on that message to anyone reading this, as I’m sure he would want me to. Our health should be more of a priority!

dario g star paul spencer dies aged 53 as tributes pour in

Paul Spencer

"He will be missed greatly. Sending love to his family, rest in peace buddy xx ."

Phats and Small also commented: "lost for words one of the good guys, you’ll be deeply missed brother."

"Heartbroken. We will miss you lots R.I.P Paul", poured Alice Deejay.

DJ Sonique Clarke also penned: "Rest in peace my friend. We will miss you that’s for sure."

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