The final days of Françoise Hardy: “I feel like I’m dying…” | EUROtoday

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Un passage to the afterlife in her picture, very gently and discreetly… This is how the final days of Françoise Hardy are described this week in Paris Matchwhich appears to be like intimately on the finish of the lifetime of the icon of French music, who died on June 11.

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Weakened by lymphoma and pharyngeal most cancers, she had progressively change into a shadow of herself: after shedding twenty kilos in latest months, she might not stroll alone and used a wheelchair to attend medical appointments. A medical mattress had even been put in at her dwelling in latest days.

On Wednesday, June 5, she felt her energy abandoning her little by little: “I'm very, very bad, I feel like I'm dying,” she responded to emails from buddies who often checked in for information.

The subsequent day, she headed to the American hospital in Neuilly, “which she hates,” she stated. Paris Matchthe place she underwent greater than fifty x-rays and chemotherapy remedies. An ordeal that she described intimately within the media, to name for a legislation on euthanasia. Around her, her kinfolk and buddies: her niece Claire Dutronc and her former press attaché Marc Maréchal, who won’t ever go away her facet. Her son Thomas comes to hitch her on the weekend, even when she asks him to not change his schedule or his deliberate concert events.

As for Jacques Dutronc, he got here to see her every week earlier, throughout a go to to Paris. He understood that his days had been now numbered, he wished to share final moments of intimacy and reminiscences along with her. “Every day, he went to Boulevard Suchet, probably to whisper nonsense in her ear, to make her laugh a little more,” writes journalist Benjamin Locoge.

Dutronc refuses to go to the morgue

Sunday June 9, the singer needs to return dwelling, however her situation doesn’t enable her to take action. Everyone understands, the vigil is organized with Claire and Marc, all the time by her facet, till the night of Tuesday June 11, when she passes away at 10:30 p.m., “peaceful and rested”, in line with these near her.

Jacques is warned, as is Thomas, who’s within the provinces for his tour. “You have to keep working, life has to go on,” she saved telling him. Father and son meet once more two days later, however, nonetheless in line with MatchJacques Dutronc refuses to go see Françoise within the morgue: too harsh, too violent…

But they’re facet by facet to accompany him one final time to the Père-Lachaise crematorium in Paris. Before repatriating his ashes to Corsica, the place the reminiscences of comfortable days are: on the finish of the Sixties, Françoise Hardy owned a home in Monticello and had launched the nation to her companion, who instantly fell underneath its spell…

Jacques Dutronc, who nonetheless lives there, purchased a plot within the village cemetery, the place the singer will relaxation for eternity. As for Thomas Dutronc, who additionally owns a home in a close-by village, he paid tribute to his mom via an unreleased music, Dans tes yeux, posted on Instagram Wednesday: “In your eyes/ Always shine/ The same blue sky/ The same love, the same fire/ So light/ Your atmosphere…”

Françoise Hardy undoubtedly skilled this demise as a deliverance, she who might not bear the struggling and see her physique deteriorate. Alongside music, his whole life was irrigated by an insatiable non secular quest nourished by Buddhism, transcendental meditation, spiritualism, and the conviction that demise was not the top of all the things… “Death solely considerations the bodily physique, she as soon as defined in a every day interview Free Belgium. When a bond of real love unites two beings, this bond is indestructible because it considerations the soul, or, should you favor the spirit, and these are everlasting…”