An icon has bowed out. Actress and singer Jane Birkin died on Sunday July 16, 2023 at the age of 76, as announced by Le Parisien. The Franco-British star was found dead at his home in Paris, according to a source close to the file indicated by AFP.

The sad disappearance of Jane Birkin has mourned the world of culture. Affected by a form of stroke in 2021, the former companion of Serge Gainsbourg had to postpone his concerts recently due to health concerns. “I have always been a great optimist, and realize that I still need a little time to be able again on stage and with you,” she said in a press release last May, hoping see his fans again next fall.

A missed appointment that leaves a great void today in the family of the seventh art and music. The one who had recently shared the stage with the Enfoirés in 2023 or with a young fan for a charity concert for Ukraine was honored by Emmanuel Macron, who paid tribute to him on the web.

“Because she embodied freedom, she sang the most beautiful words of our language, Jane Birkin was a French icon,” began the head of state in a post shared on Twitter. “A complete artist, her voice was as soft as her commitments were ardent. She bequeaths to us tunes and images that will never leave us”.

With a great career established between England and France, Kate Barry’s mother, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, was a key face in the media. Famous for her singular voice with British accents, her silhouette of a photo model and her acting, she was also a sensation among photographers. Her status as a muse also earned her a famous bag signed in her name by the Hermès brand.

From her debut to her last appearance at Cannes, Jane Birkin will forever remain “the favorite Englishwoman” in the hearts of the French. For the occasion, Planet returns to the cult photos of his career through our slideshow.