French-British Singer and Actress Jane Birkin Passes Away at 76

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Renowned French-British singer and actress Jane Birkin passed away on Sunday at the age of 76. Her lifeless body was found inside her home in Paris, as reported by a knowledgeable source. Birkin, born in London in 1946, was widely known for her close association with the famous French singer Serge Gainsbourg, and she became an icon of music and acting in France. In recent times, she had revealed health issues that compelled her to cancel a series of concerts.

Her meeting with Serge Gainsbourg, a renowned singer and composer, when she moved to Paris at the age of twenty, became a pivotal moment in her career. The duo’s collaborative song, “Je t’aime, moi non plus” (“I love you, me neither”), remains ingrained in the French music memory and stirred controversy upon its release in 1969.

After parting ways with Gainsbourg in the early 1980s, Birkin married film director Jacques Doillon, who directed the film “La Pirate,” earning her three Cesar Award nominations, the French equivalent of the Oscars in the United States. Their marriage lasted from 1980 to 1992.

Despite facing health challenges in recent years, Birkin continued to contribute to the world of cinema. In 2007, she directed her first film, “Boxes,” which was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival in a special screening.

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