Michel Legrand died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on January 26, 2019 at the age of 86. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.
Fans of Michel Legrand (The Young Girls of Rochefort, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Legrand, a cultural icon
Born Michel Jean Legrand in Bécon-les-Bruyères on February 24, 1932, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Legrand was not just a great musician, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy will continue to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
Although Michel Legrand is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Michel Legrand.
Michel Legrand career in pictures
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