Francois Hardy: Death of Sir Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan | Arts & Arts News

Her death was announced by her son, who wrote on social media that „Mom is gone” along with a picture of the two of them.


Wed 12 Jun 2024 13:26, UK

Francois Hardy, the French singer-songwriter who inspired Bob Dylan and Sir Mick Jagger, has died aged 80.

The musician was a fixture of pop culture in the 1960s and modeled for designer brands including Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne.

Her death was announced by her son Thomas Dutrank, who she shared with ex-husband and French music actor Jacques Dutrank.



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Hardy arrived at London Airport in 1966. Image: AP

Sharing a picture on Instagram of a child holding her mother’s hand, she wrote in French: „Maman est parti…” which translates to „Mom is gone.”

Hardy first rose to fame in 1962 with his debut single, Dos les Carcons et les Filles (All the Girls and Boys), in which he lamented his single status.

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Known for her androgynous style that women around the world tried to copy, she was once described by Sir Mick as his „ideal woman”.

Meanwhile, Dylan wrote her several love letters and addressed her in a poem on the back of his 1964 album, Another Side of Bob Dylan.



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Sir Mick described Hardy as his 'best girl’. Image: DPA/AP

Hardy’s other hits included the ballad Mon ami la Rose and Comment de tire adieu, which featured lyrics by fellow French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.

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In 1965 he released the English-language single All Over the World, which reached the top 20 in the UK charts and stayed there for 15 weeks, becoming his biggest UK hit.

He has released nearly 30 albums during his career and was ranked 162nd on Rolling Stone’s list of the 200 Greatest Singers of 2023.

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