Singer Charles Aznavour dies aged 94

News 02/10/2018

Singer Charles Aznavour, hailed as France's 'Frank Sinatra' has died at the age of 94.

Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, sold more than 100 million records in 80 countries, with around 1,400 songs to his name.

His biggest hit 'She', release in 1974, was covered by Elvis Costello in 1999 for the romantic comedy film 'Notting Hill'.

Over the years he recorded duets with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Céline Dion, Bryan Ferry, Sting and Liza Minnelli, with whom he also had a brief love affair.

He was married three times – to Micheline Rugel in 1946, Evelyn Plessis in 1956, and finally Ulla Thorsell in 1967, and fathered six children.