It has been exactly 56 long years since Édith Piaf died in Grasse on October 10, 1963 at the age of 47. As a number of online tributes attest, she was one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Today, fans of Édith Piaf (Non, je ne regrette rien, La Foule, La Vie en rose, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic woman she was.
Piaf, a cultural icon
Born Edith Piaf in Paris on December 19, 1915, her career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Piaf was not just a great singer, she was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1947 she touched the hearts of millions with ‘La Vie en rose’. Her legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering her unique musical heritage.
It's been 56 years since the tragic loss of Édith Piaf and her personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Édith Piaf is no longer physically here, her presence is more powerful than ever. She left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Édith Piaf.
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