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Singing legend Charles Aznavour dies

LanguedocLiving, Oct 1

Charles Aznavour, 94, died in his home in Alpilles near Avignon on Monday, shortly after returning from a tour in Japan. This summer, the singer – who was often referred to as “France’s Frank Sinatra” – was forced to cancel several concerts after fracturing his arm in a fall.

Some of Aznavour’s most popular hits include "La Bohème", "La Mamma" and "Emmenez-moi".

He was born in 1924 in Paris, and in 1946 he met singing icon Edith Piaf, for whom he played the piano for eight years. She took him to America and introduced him to an international audience.

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