French singer Dani, who was also an actress, model or star, has died at the age of 77, her manager Lambert Baudier told AFP on Tuesday.
And the artist died of “straining” in the area of Tours (central), where she was living, we learned from the same source. She had just finished her latest album tour “Horizons Dorés” and had already finished preparing a new album.
Danny chose to name this new disc “Attention Départ”. “We’ve been warned, you just forgot to tell us it’s imminent,” its professional delegates wrote in a Facebook message.
“There was nothing more important to her than being creative, singing and being around the ones she loves,” we can still read. His management adds again: “If Danny inspired so many artists—photographers, directors, songwriters, composers, directors—it’s because she was a powerful breath of life, a whole nature, full of love and energy.”
Danny was the queen of “Paris by night” in the 1970s, at the helm of L’Aventure, a trendy nightclub, the French version of the legendary Studio 54 in New York.
François Truffaut chose her for the role of Lillian in “American Night”, the 1974 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 1987, a former yéyé muse recounted her descent to hell in “Drogue la galère”.
Outcast by record companies for her reluctance to artificial paradise, she returned to the front of the stage thanks to singer Etienne Dahou in 2001. The latter offered her to sing in a duet “Like a Boomerang”, a title composed for her by Serge Gainsbourg but failed at Eurovision and forgotten.
Since then, she has regained an iconic status that embarrassed her. “There is a frozen side when I feel like I’m in motion,” she told AFP in 2020. She preferred to talk about her “atypical profession” – a model, singer, actress, magazine leader, florist …
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