Rabat - One of the most successful French singers in the world, Charles Aznavour, died at the age of 94 Sunday night.
Rabat – One of the most successful French singers in the world, Charles Aznavour, died at the age of 94 Sunday night.
The singer’s press agents announced his death to AFP Monday, October 1.
According to French outlets, Aznavour died in his sleep at his home in the Alpilles, in southern France.
Aznavour, born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian, was undoubtedly the greatest living French-speaking songwriter and one of the greatest voices of modern popular music.
Named by CNN as the “Entertainer of the Century” in 1988 with a career spanning 70 years, Charles Aznavour boasts over 100 million records sold; 1,200 songs; 80 feature films; 294 albums; hundreds of gold, platinum, and diamond records; and thousands of concerts in 94 countries around the world.
Charles Aznavour had played and recorded in seven languages and saw his songs covered by many artists, such as Elton John, Bob Dylan, Sting, Placido Domingo, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, Edith Piaf, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Charles, Elvis Costello, and many others.