French singer and 60s style icon Françoise Hardy has died

Juliette Morgan
French singer and 60s style icon Françoise Hardy has died

Famous French singer and actress Françoise Hardy died at the age of 80. The star’s son, musician Thomas Dutronc, announced this on social networks, writing briefly: “Mom has left.”

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Франсуаза Арди/Фото: Reg Lancaster/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

He did not disclose the circumstances of Françoise’s death, but it is known that the singer struggled with cancer for many years, and in 2019 she was diagnosed with a new cancer. In March 2024, the singer announced that she would never be able to sing again.

Ardie became famous throughout the world after participating in the Eurovision song contest, where she performed the song L'amout s'en va, representing Monaco. Her greatest fame came from the hits Tous les garcons et les filles and Voila. In 2006, Françoise was awarded the Grand Medal of French Chanson, established by the French Academy, and in 2023, the American magazine Rolling Stone included her in the list of the 200 greatest singers of all time.

Françoise was not only involved in music, but also tried herself in the film industry. For example, she played in the film “Grand Prix” by John Frankenheimer. In addition, she has earned the status of a style icon. The artist collaborated with fashion houses Paco Rabanne, Yves Saint Laurent and Andr Courr ges.

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Франсуаза Арди/Фото: Dove/Daily Express/Getty Images

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