Marcel Lefebvre, the songwriter who wrote texts for Ginette Reno, Roch Voisine and Céline Dion, died on Saturday at the age of 81.
Relatives confirmed the news the next day. Actor Jean-Marie Lapoint confirmed the information to the QMI agency on Sunday.
“What a great man has left us. Father after a few days, his great companion,” said Jean-Marie Lapointe in her response.
Marcel Lefebvre made his mark on the Quebec art scene. He is best known as the author of the title “Chante-la ta Chanson” by Jean Lapointe, who died a few days ago. Mr. Lefebvre was also the architect behind Diane Dufresne’s success: “One day he will come to my love”.
Big names in Quebec song such as Ginette Reno and Roch Voisin have also sung his works. Along with Paul Baillargeon, Marcel Lefebvre wrote the lyrics to Celine Dion’s song “Une Colombe”.
Director Pierre Seguin paid tribute to Marcel Lefebvre with a post on the social network Facebook. Mr. Seguin emphasized Mr. Lefebvre’s influence, especially on the artistic scene, but also in the world of advertising.
“For 20 years, he has been one of the most sought-after communicators in the world of advertising in Quebec, where his achievements no longer count,” he wrote. Marcel Lefebvre worked with Jacques Bouchard, considered the father of Quebec advertising. He gave her some memorable publicity ditties (jingles): “Les Petites Puddings Laura Secord” (performed by Nathalie Simard and René Simard) and “My Bikini, My Toothbrush” (performed by Dominique Michel) among others.