His unforgettable melodies resonate in the hearts of all French people.

With only a few notes, Francis Lai knew how to capture the air of time, that of a film, a song or a melody.

Who does not remember the musical theme of Claude Lelouch’s film, “Un homme et une femme”, the soundtrack of “Love Story” or the song of Yves Montand, “A bicyclette”?

With this true «signature» that is now part of our heritage, this discreet man knew how to magnify more than 100 films and more than 600 songs by giving them an inimitable musical color.

With him we lose a composer with irresistible charm, unforgettable author of some of the most beautiful melodies of our time.

Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, extends his sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.