Luc Phaneuf, a celebrated music entertainment figure in Quebec, died Wednesday (June 10th) at age 63.
Founder of the production company and artist management Phaneuf Group, he is credited as having launched the careers of a number of Quebec stars including Plume Latraverse, André Gagnon, Pauline Julien, Offenbach, Veronique Beliveau, Diane Dufresne, Luc Plamondon, Claude Dubois, and Zachary Richard.
He also produced as many as 50 albums during his career and is associated with theatrical musicals, including various versions of Starmania, Yesterday ...The Beatles, and Elvis Story.
Phaneuf also produced many 'spectacles' across the province and for 17 years through until 2007 ran shows at Montreal's expansive La Ronde amusement park.
In 2008 he handed over the management of his company, Groupe Phaneuf, founded 38 years earlier, to his son Benjamin.
Today, Phaneuf Group's roster includes a wide range of provincial stars including Patrick Groulx, Plume Latraverse, Marie-Soleil Michon, and Bruno Pelletier.
No cause of death has been announced yet.