French singer and songwriter Georges Moustaki has died after a long illness. He was 79.
Greek-born Moustaki arrived in Paris in 1951 and will be remembered by many for his songs celebrating liberty and his collaborations with Edith Piaf.
French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti hailed an “artist with convictions who conveyed humanist values… and a great poet.”
Twitter was also flooded with tributes to the singer, who many said had defined their childhoods.