French dance music icons Daft Punk have split after 28 years.

The masked duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo shared the news with fans in a video entitled Epilogue that was released on Monday. 

The desert-set video stayed true to Daft Punk's mysterious aesthetic - and saw one member exploding. It was followed by the graphic: "Daft Punk 1993-2021."

Daft Punk left fans feeling blue on Monday

The split was later confirmed to Variety by the duo's publicist.

Friends since their school days, Daft Punk released their debut album Homework - featuring their anthemic track Da Funk - in 1997. The album was followed by Discovery (2001), Human After All (2005) and Random Access Memories (2013).

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Among Daft Punk's many hits were: One More Time, Around the World, Digital Love, Get Lucky (with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers) and two collaborations with The Weeknd, Starboy and I Feel It Coming

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Among their many accolades were four Grammy Awards in 2014: Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Get Lucky with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

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