French singer Charles Aznavour dies

Charles Aznavour

Legendary French Armenian singer Charles Aznavour has died aged 94, AFP reports.

The legendary French Armenian singer, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Chahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to Armenian immigrants who fled to France.

His mother was a seamstress as well as an actress and his father was a baritone who sang in restaurants. Both Charles and his sister waited on tables where he performed. He delivered his first poetic recital while just a toddler.

Within a few years later he had developed such a passion for singing/dancing, that he sold newspapers to earn money for lessons.

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