Singer Daniel Levi (L) speaks alongside MTV presenter Ray Cokes, during the 16th Victoires de la Musique, February 17, 2001 on the Olympia stage in Paris, after receiving the ‘Victoire de la chanson original of the year” with “The desire to love”, one of the songs from the musical “The 10 commandments”. JEAN-PIERRE MULLER / AFP French singer Daniel Lévi, famous interpreter of The desire to love, died on Saturday August 6 at the age of 60, his wife announced in the evening. Suffering from colon cancer since 2019, he succumbed to the disease. The funeral of the artist, born in 1961 in Constantine, will take place on Sunday at the Jewish cemetery Saint Pierre in Marseille, said Sandrine Lévi on the artist’s Instagram account. Daniel Lévi, “it was a singular, powerful voice. Fights too: climate, caregivers, fight against racism, support for Lebanon, he never hesitated to commit himself to making the world a little better, ”said Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak on Twitter. Daniel Lévi was a singular, powerful voice. Fights too: climate, caregivers, fight against racism… https://t.co/J6VLVB7MQu— RimaAbdulMalak (@Rima Abdul Malak) Already the father of three children from a first marriage, he had made his last appearance on the social networks on the occasion of the birth of her fourth child. On July 15, a little girl was born from his union with Sandrine Aboukrat. The latter had announced Thursday on Instagram that “the weather [était] counted” and asked to pray for her husband. Incarnation of Moses in “The Ten Commandments” The youngest of a family of seven children, Daniel Lévi spent his childhood in Lyon and studied the piano for ten years. He began his career in the early 1980s with a first album, Cocktail, which did not meet with the expected success. After several prestigious collaborations, such as those with Gloria Gaynor, who engaged him in the first part of his European tour, or Michel Legrand, who offered him to record songs from the soundtrack of the film Parking by Jacques Demy (1985), Daniel Levi took part in his first musical in 1991. He performed the roles of Frédéric Chopin and Alfred de Musset in the show Sand et les Romantiques, written by Catherine Lara and Luc Plamondon. In 1993, he recorded This Blue Dream, the song from Disney’s Aladdin cartoon. This duet with the singer Karine Costa, which makes him better known, will mark a generation. In 2000, Daniel Lévi achieved recognition with the role of Moïse in the musical comedy by Élie Chouraqui and Pascal Obispo Les Dix Commandements, and his flagship song L’Envie d’aimer. A final album last February The musical was a triumph at the Palais des Sports for several weeks and on tour. The album sold 1.3 million copies, according to Universal Music France. After the end of the Ten Commandments, Daniel Lévi resumed his solo career and his compositions tinged with jazz, soul music, and French variety. In total, Daniel Levi has released six solo albums. In 2019, Daniel Lévi announced that he had colon cancer during the Luxury Show program on the Voltage radio station. A time in remission, he had been following a new treatment protocol since the end of July. The singer had released a new album in February 2021: Thanks to you. A very personal seventh opus, “that of a rebirth after a long fight against illness”, described Elodie Suigo in the program Le monde d’Elodie on Franceinfo. The world
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