This Sunday, July 16, 2023, Jane Birkin died at the age of 76 at her home located at 50 rue d’Assas, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Since then, tributes have multiplied on the Web. “Little by little, the lights are going out in Paris… Jane was a woman of heart, a sensitive and generous artist with her soft voice and her luminous smile, she had a crazy charm! Each of our duets have always been moments of pure happiness, unforgettable! Today in these moments of deep sadness, I think of her daughters and loved ones with all my affection”, wrote Sylvie Vartan in particular on her Instagram account.
The singer Mika, particularly affected by the disappearance of his idol, meanwhile, announced the upcoming arrival of a song in his honor. “The disappearance of Jane Birkin saddens me deeply because we are losing a great artist who belongs to French cultural history. She symbolized a period of freedom, such a particular artistic sensibility that she had sublimated in her legendary couple with Serge Gainsbourg. An infinite sweetness and a great strength… Dear Jane, I particularly loved you, you inspired me by the way to write a title that I will share later. Dear Jane, we will miss you so much…”, indicated the artist on his Twitter account.
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Funerals broadcast on a giant screen
Monday July 24, 2023, relatives of Jane Birkin will be able, for their part, to honor the memory of the one who was nicknamed the favorite Englishwoman of the French. Indeed, the funeral of the deceased will take place from 10 a.m. in the Saint-Roch church, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The ceremony should take place in the strictest privacy, by invitation… to the chagrin of the singer’s fans. Disappointed at not being able to attend the event, they will still be able to console themselves by attending the ceremony thanks to a giant screen. In any case, this is what the family of the icon announced this Thursday, July 20, 2023 via AFP.
The latter insisted on specifying that the burial would be “reserved for family and friends”. “However, to involve the general public, the ceremony will be broadcast live on a giant screen at the corner of rue Saint-Honoré and rue des Pyramides”.