It has been exactly 27 long years since Yves Montand died in Senlis on November 9, 1991 at the age of 70. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Today, fans of Yves Montand (Jean de Florette, César and Rosalie, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Montand, a cultural icon
Born Ivo Livi in Monsummano Terme on October 13, 1921, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Montand was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1986 he touched the hearts of millions as César in ‘Jean de Florette’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 27 years since the tragic loss of Yves Montand and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Yves Montand 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 Yves Montand.
Yves Montand career in pictures
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