In memoriam: Charles Aznavour

On October 1, 2018, the Armenian-French chanson singer, songwriter, composer and actor Charles Aznavour died at the age of 94 years. Even as a nine-year-old he sang in his parents’ restaurant. 1946 Edith Piaf noticed him and took him on a tour. With his raspy voice Aznavour, who sang in several languages, has conquered a world audience. In his more than 70-year career, he has composed more than 1,300 songs, sold more than 180 million records and played in over 60 films. With him died one of the last great representatives of the classic chanson.