The French singer Charles Aznavour is on a 94-year-old age died, as have his press agents announced. Aznavour was one of the last giants of French chanson. He died in the night from Sunday to Monday in his home in the south of France.
Aznavour in 1924 born in Paris as the son of an Armenian immigrant. His career was only really started when he was with Edith Piaf could go on tour. The singer became famous with songs like “La Bohème”, “She”, “Emmenez-moi” and “Mes Emmerdes”. He has in his more than 70-year long career, more than 1,000 of chansons composed and in dozens of movies played. Renowned directors such as François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol or Volker Schlöndorff took him in front of the camera.
In August last year, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The last concert of Aznavour on Belgian soil took place in december 2016, in the Antwerp Lotto Arena. One and a half hours – without a break – he maintained his massively present fans with his biggest hits of the last half-century. Earlier this year he had a few concerts to cancel because he linkerbovenarm had broken. On 26 October he would gig in Vorst Nationaal.
His songs are about love, family, fringe groups, and Armenia. In 1993, appointed the Armenian president him as special envoy for humanitarian deeds. In 1995, suggested Unesco to him as a special envoy for Armenia. Since 2009, he was the Armenian ambassador in Switzerland.