Vale Chocolate Starfish's Zoran Romic

2 April 2012 | 7:08 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

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Former Chocolate Starfish guitarist Zoran Romic lost his one-year battle with cancer of the weekend.

He died Saturday morning in Melbourne.

Romic success in the '90s with Chocolate Starfish, they released two albums – Chocolate Starfish and Box, which were propelled by a Carly Simon cover You're So Vain and Mountain.

Disbanding in 1998 amid personal tensions, the band buried the hatchet in 2010 for planned reunion shows in 2011. Those were put on hold when Romic was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

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As a result a tribute show for Romic was held in Melbourne last October, which would turn out to be Romic's last public performance. The tribute concert, One Night In October – A Concert For Zoz, featured performances from Boom Crash Opera, Screaming Jets and Pseudo Echo among others.

In 2003, Romic, a Hawthorn Hawks football fan, 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.

A tribute page has been set-up, featuring a video tribute from the October concert.

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

Watch the tribute video below:

And something from back in the day, Chocolate Starfish (miming and swapping instruments) on Hey, Hey It's Saturday.

Pictured: Romic on stage in his last public appearance, still from the tribute video