Sad news for Serra fans. Speculation had been rife that the French musician best known for the soundtracks to The Fifth Element, Léon: The Professional or The Big Blue, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 61, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 22/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a musician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician-composer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouÉric was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Éric Serra was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouÉric”
— @universalObserver, 21 Oct 2020
“I thought Éric Serra retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 21 Oct 2020
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