Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Global Competitiveness report releases 2018 Africa performance

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Brexit: 'The end isn't nigh'

Read more

THE DEBATE

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

Read more

FOCUS

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: Capernaum - powerful social drama or poverty porn?

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Protecting heritage land against mining companies

Read more

Culture

Tributes pour in for late entertainer Charles Aznavour, symbol of ‘French brilliance’

© AFP file photo | Charles Aznavour sold more than 100 million records in 80 countries.

Text by Louise NORDSTROM , Tracy MCNICOLL

Latest update : 2018-10-02

Charles Aznavour, the beloved singer, songwriter and actor who was often described as the French Frank Sinatra, has died in his home in southeastern France, his spokeswoman said Monday. He was 94.

  • Charles Aznavour, born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents in 1924, died at his home in the village of Mouriès, north of Marseille, France.

  • The actor, singer and songwriter had more than 1,000 songs to his credit and sold more than 180 million records during a career that spanned eight decades. He was set to begin a new tour in November.

  • Tributes poured in for the legendary performer, from French President Emmanuel Macron and French stars including actor and friend Alain Delon to international recording stars like Céline Dion, Lenny Kravitz, Quincy Jones and Sting.

  • The Eiffel Tower was lit up in his honour while fans gathered in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, for a candlelight vigil on the public square that bears Aznavour’s name.

Date created : 2018-10-01

  • OBITUARY

    Legendary French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour dies at 94

    Read more

  • MUSIC

    A life in song: Charles Aznavour’s greatest hits

    Read more

COMMENT(S)