Sunday, July 16, 2023 3:52PM
PARIS — Actress and singer Jane Birkin, who charmed France along with her English grace, type and accented French and made the nation her dwelling, has died at age 76, in line with France’s Tradition Ministry and French media.
The London-born star was extensively admired for her style type and recognized for her musical and romantic relationship with French singer Serge Gainsbourg. Their songs notably included the steamy “Je t’aime moi non plus,” with Birkin’s ethereal, British-accented singing voice interlacing together with his gruff baritone.
She was additionally celebrated in France for her political activism. In 2022, she joined different display and music stars in France in chopping off locks of their hair in assist of protesters in Iran. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Birkin’s daughter with Gainsbourg, reduce off a lock of her mom’s hair for that filmed marketing campaign.
The French Tradition Ministry tweeted that Birkin died Sunday. It hailed her as a “timeless Francophone icon.”
French information shops Liberation and BFM TV reported that Birkin was discovered lifeless at her dwelling in Paris French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Birkin had suffered from well being points up to now few years that saved her from performing and her public appearances grew to become sparse.
BFM TV stated Birkin suffered a light stroke in 2021, forcing her to cancel exhibits that 12 months. She canceled her exhibits once more in March as a result of a damaged shoulder blade.
A return to performing in Could was delay, the French broadcaster stated, quoting the singer as saying she wanted a bit extra time and promising her followers she would see them once more come the autumn.
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