The early-morning attack happened last week just after the driver had picked up a man and two women in Paris’s posh 7th arrondissement at the end of drunken night for the trio.
A row appeared to have broken out in the car, prompting the 56-year-old cabby to stop the car and try to force the passengers out. The confrontation soon turned violent.
Moments later a police officer on patrol spotted the stopped taxi, and upon taking a closer look, discovered the injured driver lying on the ground being beaten with high heel shoes by one of the women.
The September 11th aggression was also caught on film by nearby surveillance cameras.
After bringing the driver and the three suspects to the police station, the cabby apparently suffered cardiac arrest, and was in critical condition. He died on Thursday and his cause of death remains unclear.
The three passengers, aged between 25 and 28, have all been indicted and are suspected of carrying out acts of deliberate violence under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
In a statement, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve expressed his condolences to the victim’s family and hailed French taxi-drivers for "performing a difficult job on a daily basis to serve society".