"Not the summer of his great form": new revelations about the last days of Michel Berger, who died 30 years ago

“Not the summer of his great form”: new revelations about the last days of Michel Berger, who died 30 years ago

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Sunday July 31, 2022, the relatives of Michel Berger confided in the columns of Parisian. Thirty years after the death of the singer, new revelations have been made.

It was already thirty years ago… On Sunday August 2, 1992, Michel Berger succumbed to a heart attack following a game of tennis, at the age of 44. If the singer had a lot of success, he was not completely fulfilled. Sunday July 31, 2022, for the ParisianClaude-Michel Schönberg, author of the tube The first stepfound : “He felt very cramped from Dunkirk to Marseille, from Strasbourg to Brest. He wanted to get out of the quadrilateral of France. It was not the summer of his great form. He felt like he was going in circles, he had accumulated several levels of frustration.” Thierry Boccon-Gibod, a photographer friend, added: “That year, it was one day in Los Angeles, the next day in New York or London, always between two planes. He didn’t stop.

And the artist had many fans in France, he dreamed of succeeding on Broadway. Claude-Michel Schönberg said: “We have a terrible reputation among the Anglo-Saxons: French musical comedy, it’s a contradiction in itself for them (…) But Michel, he had a strong personality, very intelligent, an extraordinary will, you couldn’t tell him: ‘Forget it, it will never work in the United States and in England.’ And then, Starmania, it’s still the compilation of the most beautiful French songs.Another unfulfilled wish of Michel Berger was the cinema. His friend Jean Brousse said: “He wondered, he whose way of speaking to the world was music, if he would also be able to seize the image.Thierry Boccon-Gibod had specified: “He had the funding to shoot his film. He was at a real turning point in his career.

Michel Berger, a jaded man?

At the end of July 1992, Jean Brousse saw France Gall’s husband one last time in a Chinese restaurant in Paris. “He was happy, he was going on vacation. He who lived through very stressful situations was extremely attached to his family“, he said. During his last public speech, the singer had confided: “Lots of people think I’m jaded, cold, docile. In fact, I am quite the opposite. I have in me a modesty and a distraction which make me treat by France of Professor Tournesol. But I also have a real revolt against an unfair world where it is too difficult to be completely happy.

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Michael Berger
Sunday July 31, 2022, for the Parisian, Claude-Michel Schönberg, author of the tube Le premier pas, revealed: “He felt very cramped from Dunkirk to Marseille, from Strasbourg to Brest. He wanted to get out of the quadrilateral of France.

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Nathalie Baye and Michel Berger
Claude-Michel Schönberg assured: “It was not the summer of his great form. He felt like he was going in circles, he had accumulated several levels of frustration.”

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France Gall and Michel Berger
Thierry Boccon-Gibod, a photographer friend, added: “That year, it was one day in Los Angeles, the next day in New York or London, always between two planes. He wouldn’t stop.”

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Michael Berger
If Michel Berger had many fans in France, he dreamed of succeeding on Broadway.

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Michael Berger
Claude-Michel Schönberg said: “Michel was a strong personality, very intelligent, with an extraordinary will.”

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Michael Berger
Another unfulfilled wish of Michel Berger was the cinema.

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Michael Berger
His friend Jean Brousse said: “He wondered, he whose way of speaking to the world was music, if he would also be able to grasp the image.”

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Michael Berger
Thierry Boccon-Gibod had specified: “He had the funding to shoot his film. He was at a real turning point in his career.”

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Michael Berger
Sunday August 2, 1992, Michel Berger succumbed to a heart attack following a game of tennis, at the age of 44.

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Michael Berger
Michel Berger had many fans.

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France Gall and Michel Berger
France Gall and Michel Berger on the evening of the Starmania show.

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