Aznavour is dead!

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Mourned by all of France, French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat Charles Aznavour died of a heart attack today in his bathroom. He was known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a career spanning over 70 years, he sold over 100 million records. He was one of France’s most popular and enduring singers.

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In the early years he was heavily criticized, even laughed at. No-one would hire him. The press eviscerated him. But he believed in himself, and he persisted. It was almost as if he knew that one day he would be a legend. Today, he’s considered a French monument and the whole country is mourning its loss.

2 thoughts on “Aznavour is dead!

  1. What a sad day today. I loved Charles Aznavour’s raspy voice, loved his sound, loved him. A talent that will be highly missed, a good man that will be missed as well. RIP Charles.

    • Hi Natasha. It has occurred to me that this man, this legend, will be missed not only in France, but worldwide! Thanks for commenting.

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