French composer and music producer who was widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of ambient and electronic music composition.
His album sales exceeded 80,000,000 as of 2004. He was also the first artist selected to perform in the People's Republic of China, an incredible honor.
He was born and raised in Lyon, France. His mother was France Pejot, a member of the French Resistance and a concentration camp survivor.
He and U2 frontman Bono played for crowds exceeding 50,000 on several occasions.