Charles Aznavour, the last giant of the French song of the twentieth century, died in the early hours of Monday at 94 years in southern France, announced their AFP spokesmen.
Nicknamed Frank Sinatra of France, he achieved worldwide fame despite an unusual voice and physique. "La Bohème","The Mamma" Y "Emmenez-moi"are among his most outstanding songs of a repertoire of marked nostalgic tone.
The following video gathers a performance of Aznavour in TVE of 1987 interpreting 'Venice without you', one of his most famous subjects:
The best-known French singer abroad sold more than 100 million records over eight decades of an exceptional career that he had not put an end to.
Of Armenian origin, Aznavour had just returned from a tour of Japan, having been forced to cancel several concerts this summer due to a broken arm, caused by a fall. He planned to perform on October 26 in Brussels. He also composed for artists like Edith Piaf and as an actor, he participated in some 80 films.