Legendary French singer Juliette Greco died Wednesday from a stroke near St. Tropez in France. She was 93.
Greco’s family confirmed the news of her death to AFP, writing, “Juliette Greco died this Wednesday surrounded by her family in the house she loved so much. Her life was one like no other. She was still making French songs shine at the age of 89.”
“I miss it terribly. My reason for living is to sing! To sing is everything, there is the body, the instinct, the head,” she told Telerama Magazine in an interview in July.
The singer was also known as a style icon and an artistic muse to photographers and writers. She dated Miles Davis, roamed the streets of St. Tropez with Orson Welles, and spurred Darryl F. Zanuck to try to lure her to Hollywood.
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