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Oscar-winning composer Francis Lai († 86) is dead

Oscar-winning composer Francis Lai († 86) is dead

Oscar's family has lost a member! The French composer Francis Lai he died at the age of 86. In 1971, the arranger had received the gold boy for best music for his compositions for the "Love Story" melodrama. But also many famous and acclaimed songs by French singers such as Édith Piaf or Juliette Gréco come from his creative pen.

Like many French media like L & # 39; Observateur is Le Parisien Coincidentally, the heart of the musical legend of Wednesday has stopped in his hometown of Nice. This confirmed the administration of the city of southern France to several newspapers. It is not known whether the musician has succumbed to illness or died of natural causes.

From the '60s, Lai has composed endless pieces. In total, he has accompanied over 100 films with his sounds. In the area of ​​Chanson he was even more diligent: to the 600 songs he wrote. And also for German television he brought the melodies on paper: His title could listen to the public of the second season of The Dream Ship. By the way, claims to have been inspired during a trip on a similar steamer for the holidays.

Oscar winner Francis Lai in April 1971Getty ImagesImages Gallery button
Oscar winner Francis Lai in April 1971
Composer of stars Francis Lai in Paris 2016SIPA PRESS / ActionPress

Composer of stars Francis Lai in Paris 2016
Francis Lai at the Champs Elysees Film Festival 2016SIPA PRESS

Francis Lai at the Champs Elysees Film Festival 2016


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