Jean-Marie Périer reveals the moving behind the scenes of the funeral of Françoise Hardy

On Tuesday June 11, 2024, the French learned of the tragic disappearance of Françoise Hardy, at the age of 80. The singer who fought like a lioness in the face of illness, leaves behind her son, Thomas Dutronc, who had the difficult task of announcing his mother’s death. Nine days later, on Thursday June 20, 2024, the singer’s funeral was celebrated at Père Lachaise in Paris. Among the people who said a last goodbye to him, there is his son, his former companion, Jacques Dutronc but also many celebrities, like Sheila, Julien Clerc, Etienne Daho and Jean-Marie Périer. The famous photographer shared the life of Françoise Hardy before she left him to marry Jacques Dutronc. For four years, Jean-Marie Périer lived with the artist and he was able to take various photos of the interpreter of Le Temps de l’amour. So to pay him a final tribute, the photographer revealed on his Instagram account, on Friday June 21, 2024, several photos of Françoise Hardy.

In the caption, Jean-Marie Périer spoke about the progress of the singer’s funeral. The photographer wanted to first salute the courage and beauty of Thomas Dutronc. “Françoise left with dignity and I had the impression of seeing her laugh at the warm improvisation due to an error in the sound system which had the effect of relaxing the atmosphere among the audience of her friends who had come to mourn her.” During the ceremony, Françoise’s relatives (…)

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