Keyword: Charles Aznavour

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

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

French singing star Charles Aznavour dies at 94

The French performer, born to Armenian immigrants, sold more than 180 million records and featured in more than 60 films.

Singer Charles Aznavour's complex legal set-up to reduce his French tax bill

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Charles Aznavour in Hollywood on August 24th, 2017, as his star is unveiled on the 'Walk of Fame'. © Reuters Charles Aznavour in Hollywood on August 24th, 2017, as his star is unveiled on the 'Walk of Fame'. © Reuters

In 2007 the famous French singer Charles Aznavour set up a holding company in Luxembourg to receive the dividends he gets from French companies that handle his royalties. More recently members of his family also became involved in this perfectly legal set-up. The result is that this veteran French entertainer, who is resident in Switzerland, and some of his family now pay little tax in France on the proceeds from his music. Romaric Godin reports.

Charles Aznavour, 91, leads new Paris show with tribute to migrants

The doyen of France's music scene, of Armenian origins, said 'I'll always take the side of those who knock the doors, not those who shut them'.