The world’s most famous electronic music duo, Daft Punk, have announced their separation.
It ends a collaboration between Thomas Bangalter, 46, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, 47, that has been lighting up the world of music since 1993.
The helmet duo made the announcement with an enigmatic video on their social media pages, titled ‘Epilogue’.
In the video, which lasts eight minutes, the couple walk in a desert, before one puts the other on a countdown timer.
When the timer reaches zero, it explodes spectacularly.
The group became a household name with songs like Get Lucky, One More Time, and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
The two met at a Paris school in 1987, and before forming Daft Punk they played as an indie rock band called Darling.
They officially formed Daft Punk in 1993 and, helmeted, mute, and mysterious, the duo released their debut album, Homework, in 1997.
They found international success with Da Funk, which topped the Billboard dance charts in the US, and earned them their first Grammy nomination.
A second number one and Grammy nomination followed with Around the World.
They went on to win six Grammy Awards and worked with artists like Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd, and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.
The band’s longtime publicist confirmed the breakup to news agencies.