(Michael Naulin’s article appeared in Le Figaro, 10/1.)
DISAPPEARANCE – The legendary Franco-Armenian artist died at the age of 94. With songs such as Take me , I already saw myself or La Bohème , the eternal Charles Aznavour has gone through times, generations and borders.
“Singer of the most important variety of the twentieth century”. This is the title awarded in 1988 to Charles Aznavour by the American channel CNN and the Times . More than 1200 songs in seven different languages, shows in 94 countries and more than 100 million records sold worldwide. But also more than 60 participations in feature films. Very discreet about his private life, the singer – who died in the night from Sunday to Monday at the age of 94 – was married three times and had six children, three of them with his last wife Ulla, with whom he had been married for more than 50 years.
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