After the death of Daniel Lévi, rain of tributes for the singer of the Ten Commandments

After the dramatic call to prayer from his wife, this Thursday, August 4, the news was unfortunately expected: Daniel Lévi has just died at the age of 60 following colon cancer. A long illness that he had fought against all oddsenough in any case to attend the birth of his last and fourth child, who will celebrate his first month of birth on August 16th.

Daniel Lévi: consecration with The Desire to Love

Very religious, he was born in Constantine in Algeria, before immigrating to Lyon where he will follow a piano training. He started in the song with a first album in 1983. But it was not until the 90s that he began to break through with the French public with the musical Sand and the Romantics, where he played Alfred de Musset, alongside Catherine Lara. It is however The Ten Commandments, a second musical, this time worn by Pascal Obispowhich will definitely bring him to fame. A real crowning achievement, the show will attract several million spectators across France, in particular thanks to the hit L’Envie d’aimer.

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Politicians and media pay tribute to him

But in 2019, the news falls: he has colon cancer, and is hospitalized. Despite his strength to live and those close to him during the trials, complications followed one another, until his death on August 6, 2022. Popular singer, candidate in 2020 for Mask Singer, Daniel Lévi logically received a shower of tributes from many personalities from music, the media, but also from the political world. Nathalie André, the former director of Star Academy, described him as a “unforgettable performer”Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, says to himself “very saddened (…) he will have fought with courage in the face of the disease.” Cyril Hanouna also wished to express his sadness : “I think very strongly of his loved ones, he was an immense talent and an example of humility”where Maxime Guény recalled this meeting a few months ago on the radio: “A generous and talented man”. The head of Canal+ antennas and programs, Gérald-Brice Viret, also testified to his “infinite sadness”.

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