Mireille Mathieu, Stromae, Nagui… The world of mourning culture after the death of singer Arno

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Belgian singer Arno died at the age of 72 on Saturday April 23. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for several years. The day after his death, many personalities expressed their emotion about him.

Icon of the Belgian music scene, the singer Arno died on Saturday, April 23, due to cancer, at the age of 72. His disappearance aroused great emotion, both in his native country and in France. From Stromae to Mireille Mathieu, every generation has paid tribute to the Belgian singer.

“I burst into tears,” the singer told the Parisian. When she learned of Arno’s death, Mireille Mathieu had just left a studio where she had recorded her part of a duet they were preparing. A two-voice version of The Farewell of the Dovestandard of the French, that the Belgian was going to include in his next album.

In recent years, the singer had leaned on the younger generation, in particular working with Stromae. “It was with great sadness that I learned that you had left Tonton!” declares the singer of Health. “All my condolences to the family.”

It was with great sadness that I learned that you were gone, uncle! My condolences to the family ud83dude4fud83cudffe pic.twitter.com/iLw5Rqh09H

— Stromae (@Stromae) April 23, 2022

Many mourning personalities

The host Nagui, historical host of the variety show taratataHe also expressed his emotion on Twitter: “How sad to hear of the departure of this wonderful artist,” he wrote, sharing an excerpt from Arno’s passage on his show, in 2006. Alongside the PAF, Denis Brogniart and Augustin Trapenard have also greeted the memory of the singer.

“You were perhaps what produced the most rock in our old continent. I listened to you many times and many times at times when things were going wrong. […]. There were hours in the morning when nothing was better than your tavern voice, scratchy and full of lost friends, which smelled of burned-out youths and sea girls”, reacted the winner of Goncourt 2018, Nicolas Mathieu, in a message addressed a Parisian.

The Belgian royal palace’s Twitter account also paid tribute to “an endearing personality and an incredibly talented artist” whose “songs will be with us for a long time.”

It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Arno Hintjens. #arno he was an endearing personality and an incredibly talented artist. His songs will stay with us for a long time. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/N90LChSei7

— Royal Palace of Belgium (@MonarchieBe) April 23, 2022

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