Belgian singer Frank Olivier has died of liver cancer on Monday at the age of 73.
His wife, singer Marcelle Alexis from Saint-Jerome, made the announcement on social networks.
“I announce with great sadness and a broken heart that my husband Frank Oliver is leaving for his big trip. Thank you all for your support. There is such a great emptiness in my heart, ”wrote Marcelle Alexis, a singer from St.-Jerome with his wife.
Frank Olivier began his career as a “lovely singer” in Europe in the 1970s with hits such as “Bella Romantica”.
After receiving many great American successes, the artist described the credits of many famous cartoons, such as “The Return of the Albatross” or “Astro the Little Robot”.
In the 1980s, he moved to Quebec, where he recorded several episodes.
He is also best known for collaborating on Laura Fabian’s debut album in 1991. The two artists also recorded the duet “Love Travels”.
In 2020, Frank Oliver announced that he had liver cancer.
He admitted Journal of Montreal “To say that all Quebec friends who are suffering from the same thing have hope and have to fight.”
“We will not give up. […] I am not looking for pity or compassion. I am not looking for publicity. I don’t need it anymore, ”he said.