French singer Christophe died at the age of 74 on Thursday night, after suffering from a lung disease, his wife Veronique Vivelachua told AFP.
Christophe, whose real name is Daniel Bevilacqua, was taken to hospital, and hospitalized on March 26th, in a hospital in Paris after suffering from emphysema, before being transferred to Brest.”Christoph is gone. Despite the unwavering dedication of the medical teams, his strength is out of order,” his wife and daughter Lucy wrote in a statement sent to AFP.
His wife did not mention the singer’s infection in the new Corona, and when asked, by telephone, to AFP, she insisted that he died due to “emphysema.”
French newspaper Le Parisien reported after Christophe was hospitalized that he had the virus, which was not confirmed by the singer’s manager.
Christophe achieved great success after the song “Allen” in 1965 to continue his long career in the French song.
His admission to hospital and then being transferred to Brest sparked a wide response in the art world on social media.
French songwriter Jean-Michel Jarr, who collaborated with him on two major albums that included “Le Paradi Perdue” in 1973 and “Li Moo Bleu” in 1974, tweeted a clip of the last song, which focuses on sadness and separation.