Manitas de Plata died in Montpellier, in this Midi which was his home port.

Flamenco prince, self-taught guitarist, virtuoso, he deserved more than any other name: «Petites Mains d'Argent».

A popular idol and close friend of Picasso, Dalí and Brigitte Bardot, he performed again at the Olympia as a surprise guest in October 2012, at the age of eighty-one.

Commander of Arts and Letters since 2003, he will remain the guitarist who sold the greatest number of albums: 93 million.

I extend my heartfelt support to his family and to the gypsy community.