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As it happened: France pays homage to Charles Aznavour

Ludovic Marin/AFP | French Republican guards carry the coffin of French-Armenian singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour during the national homage at the Invalides in Paris on October 5, 2018.

France bid adieu to the late Franco-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour in a solemn ceremony at Les Invalides in Paris on Friday, with French President Emmanuel Macron and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian delivering the eulogies.

  • Charles Aznavour died aged 94 on Monday, October 1, at his home in Mouries in southeastern France.
  • In his eulogy, Armenian PM Pachinian expressed “the gratitude of my people toward the people of France” for welcoming Aznavour and the survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide.
  • French President Macron paid tribute to Aznavour’s love of the French language before declaring, “In France, poets never die.”
  • A number of celebrities, including French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and singer Carla Bruni, attended the ceremony.
  • The legendary French singer will be buried in the Aznavour family’s plot in a cemetery in Montfort-l'Amaury, west of Paris.

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