Music: death at 60 of singer Daniel Lévi

The singer Daniel Lévi, known for his role of Moses in the musical The ten Commandments, died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 60, his wife announced.

“My husband, my king Daniel Haim ben Sarah Lévi, has joined the Gan Eden”, writes Sandrine Lévi on the artist’s Instagram account, specifying that the funeral of the singer, born in 1961 in Constantine, would take place on Sunday at Saint-Pierre Jewish cemetery in Marseille.

Benjamin of a family of seven children, Daniel Lévi spent his childhood in Lyon and studied the piano for ten years. He began his career in the early 1980s with a first album, cocktailwho does not know the proposed success.

After several prestigious collaborations, with me those with Gloria Gaynor, who engaged him in the first part of his European tour, or with Michel Legrand, who offered him to record songs from the soundtrack of the film car park (1985) by Jacques Demy, Daniel Lévi took part in the first musical in 1991.

He interprets the roles of Frédéric Chopin and Alfred de Musset in the show Sand and the Romanticswritten by Catherine Lara and Luc Plamondon.

In 1993, the recording This blue dreamcartoon song Aladdin from Disney. This duet with the singer Karine Costa, which makes him better known to the general public, will mark a generation.

In 2000, Daniel Lévi knows the consecration with the role of Moses in the musical comedy of Elie Chouraqui and Pascal Obispo, The ten Commandmentsand his signature song The desire to love.

The musical is a triumph at the Palais des sports for several weeks and on tour. The album sold 1.3 million copies, according to Universal Music France.

“A man, a voice, a brother, our brother is gone […] children’s cell ten commandments“, reacted Pascal Obispo on social networks.

After stopping the ten commandments, Daniel Lévi resumes his solo career and his outfits compositions of jazz, soul music and French variety. In total, he released six solo albums.

The singer was suffering from colon cancer, a disease which he had made public in 2019.

“Daniel Lévi was a singular, powerful voice. Fights too: climate, caregivers, fight against racism, bra in Lebanon, he never hesitated to commit himself so that the world becomes a little better. All my condolences to his family and loved ones, ”reacted the Minister of Culture of France, Rima Abdul Malak, on Twitter.

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