Richard Cocciante to announce shock retirement from music?

Cocciante created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Cocciante fans. Speculation had been rife that the Italian singer best known for the soundtracks to the Hunchback of Notre Dame, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 77, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 01/04/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a singer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter 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 Friday evening, #ThankYouRichard 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.

“Richard Cocciante was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRichard”
— @universalObserver, 31 Mar 2023
“Didn't Richard Cocciante retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 31 Mar 2023

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