Death of Françoise Hardy: the singer rests next to a famous Prime Minister

Death of Françoise Hardy: the singer rests next to a famous Prime Minister
Death of Françoise Hardy: the singer rests next to a famous Prime Minister

Before leaving on June 11, Françoise Hardy had thought of everything. Her last wishes included the place where she wanted to rest forever. After being celebrated during a tribute organized at Père-Lachaise in Paris on June 20, the singer of How to say goodbye to you was transported to Monticello, a Corsican village on the heights of Balagne where her husband Jacques Dutronc settled several decades ago. This is where the artist who died at the age of 80 will rest in a few days, and according to information from Paris Matchhis grave will be near that of the former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard.

Died in 2016, the socialist who supported François Mitterrand in the exercise of power from 1988 to 1991 chose Monticello because his wife Sylvie Pélissier was from the commune of Haute-Corse. Françoise Hardy was a great admirer of the politician, of whom she readily praised “higher intelligence” In Unauthorized reviewsher book published in 2015. She also recounted a dinner “watered” with the chosen one, shared in his Corsican house.

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Why did Françoise Hardy want to rest at Monticello?

Paris Match also makes it known that the concession purchased by Jacques Dutronc for the one who shared his daily life for a long time is located “in front of the sea”. The ceremony which will allow his loved ones to bid him a final farewell by placing his urn in the chosen location will take place at the beginning of July. If Françoise Hardy wanted to rest in Monticello, it was in particular because it was in this charming village that she fell in love with the man of her life, in 1967. At the time, it had already been a few years since the singer and the future father of her son Thomas know each other. Their meeting took place in Paris, thanks to Jacques Wolfsohn, the young woman’s artistic director. The bad boy of French variety and his future partner then collaborated on what remains one of Françoise Hardy’s greatest hits, The time of love.

The couple gave birth to Thomas in 1973 and married in Corsica on March 30, 1981, despite the absence of Madeleine Hardy’s blessing. Together, the two artists share their best years, even if the singer, a great romantic, suffers from the numerous infidelities of her irresistible husband. Their relationship ended in 1988, but not their marriage, which turned into an indestructible friendship. Between Paris and Monticello, the composer reorganizes her life and spends as much time as possible with her son. The prospect of spending eternity there was therefore obvious.

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