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R.I.P. France Gall

posted Jan 7, 2018, 4:58 PM by Vu Nguyen

Iconic French singer France Gall has died at the age of 70, according to
Gall passed away on Sunday after a two-year struggle against cancer, French media reported.

The news prompted tributes including from President Emmanuel Macron, who said on his Twitter account that “she leaves behind songs that are familiar to all French people and the example of a life devoted to others.”

Gall, whose father penned songs for French greats Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour, rose to fame as a teenager with help from legendary singer and songwriter [Serge] Gainsbourg.
Gainsbourg and Gall collaborated on their hit song, ‘Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son’, which won the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg in 1965.

Her songs were covered by contemporary musicians, including Belle & Sebastian for ‘Poupee…’ and April March for ‘Laisse Tomber Les Filles’. March’s version, ‘Chick Habit’ cover appeared in the film Grindhouse.