Rest In Peace Zoran Romic Of Chocolate Starfish -
Zoran Romich - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Zoran Romich - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Rest In Peace Zoran Romic Of Chocolate Starfish

by Paul Cashmere on March 31, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

Today the Australian music industry lost one of the nicest guys in the business. Chocolate Starfish guitarist Zoran Romic is now at peace after a one-year battle with cancer. He passed away this morning at 10:30am (March 31, 2012) in Melbourne.

Zoran Romich - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Zoran Romich - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

As a member of Chocolate Starfish, Zoran graced the album charts with ‘Chocolate Starfish’ (1994) and ‘Box’ (1995) and with the singles ‘You’re So Vain’, ‘Mountain’, ‘All Over Me’, ‘4 Letter Word’ and ‘Accidentally Cool’.

In 2003, Zoran and Chocolate Starfish drummer Darren Danielson founded the Fur Group of companies. Fur was an independent record label, artist management company, artist consultancy company and touring company based in Melbourne. Together they managed the careers of Pseudo Echo, Boom Crash Opera, Sean Kelly (Models), Skybombers and Courtney Conway as well as producer Charles Fisher.

In May, 2011, Chocolate Starfish announced they would reform for gigs in July and October but those plans were put on hold when Zoran was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Instead, the Melbourne music community came together on October 11 for the benefit ‘One Night In October – A Concert for Zoz’. It was a night when Zoran could once again take to the stage and perform with Chocolate Starfish for what would be the last time in public. The night also featured performances from The Badloves, Models, Billy Miller of The Ferrets, Boom Crash Opera, Screaming Jets, Pseudo Echo and David Sterry of Real Life.

Zoran will be remembered by all who knew him as one of the nicest guys in the business, a talented musician and a successful businessman.

He is survived by his wife Linda and their two daughters.




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