According to her son Thomas Dutronc, French singer Françoise Hardy has died at the age of 80. Dutronc announced this on Tuesday evening on online networks.

Hardy became famous in 1962 with her hit “Tous les garçons et les filles”, which the then 18-year-old Frenchwoman had written herself. In 2023, the US magazine “Rolling Stone” chose her in its list of the 200 greatest singers of all time – as the only representative of France.

The singer had been suffering from various types of cancer since 2004. Last year, Hardy told Paris Match magazine that she wanted to “go soon and quickly, without too many trials” such as not being able to breathe.