'In France, poets never die': Macron pays tribute to Aznavour

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President likened the ‘son of immigrants’ singer to poet Apollinaire and praised him for his cultural contribution to France.

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France has given a full state farewell to Charles Aznavour, the singer-songwriter hailed as one of the greatest variety performers of the 20th century, as president Emmanuel Macron lauded the son of Armenian refugees as one of the most important “faces of France”, reports The Guardian.