Michel Berger: these revelations about the physical and psychological state of the singer at the time of his death

Michel Berger: these revelations about the physical and psychological state of the singer at the time of his death

Yves Bigot went to the set of C à vous on Thursday April 28, 2022. He spoke about his book “Michel Berger” published on March 18 and the state in which the singer was at the time of his death.

The disappearance of Michel Berger was a real shock in the world of music. On August 2, 1992, the singer succumbed to a heart attack while at his summer residence with his family. A terrible tragedy for the husband of France Gall who was only 44 years old.

Thursday April 28, 2022, Yves Bigot went to the set of It’s up to you to evoke the one he rubbed shoulders with and on whom the book is dedicated “Michael Berger“, released on Friday, March 18. If the pianist knew himself with heart diseasehe did not wish to consult a doctor before his death, as revealed by the director of TV5 World : “He always had three or four projects at the same time, plus two or three more in advance. The idea of ​​wasting time getting treatment, or even possibly being arrested, did not fit into his plans at all.“.

Yves Bigot on Michel Berger: “He was under incredible pressure”.

At the time of his death, Michel Berger knew a real turning point in his career and was on several big projects. Indeed, Yves Bigot recalled: “There was this duet album with France Gall. The tour was scheduled for the fall. And there was the presentation in London, when he had been working on it for almost 20 years, of the English version of Starmania“. For Fabienne Thibeault, who collaborated with the artist, her many disagreements with France Gall would have caused great anxiety in him.

Finally, Michel Berger knew “a parallel love story, which complicated things“and above all had to deal with the illness of his daughter Pauline, who was cystic fibrosis and who knew she was going to die soon. Finally, Yves Bigot explained that the interpreter of A few words of lovewas under absolutely incredible pressure“. It’s probably this pressure who is responsible for his heart attack and his death, five years before that of his daughter Pauline.

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France Gall, Daniel Balavoine and Michel Berger
First concert of Michel Berger at the Palais des Sports in Paris. May 17, 1983.

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France Gall and her daughter Pauline Hamburger
Funeral of Michel Berger at the Montmartre cemetery in Paris, in 1992.

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France Gall and her children Pauline and Raphaël Hamburger
Funeral of Michel Berger at the Montmartre cemetery in Paris, in 1992.

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Michel Berger on stage, in 1987.

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France Gall and Michel Berger at the Paris theater in 1986.

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Michel Berger during his concert at the Zenith in Paris, in 1986.

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Michel Berger during his concert at the Zenith in Paris, in 1986.

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Michel Berger and Johnny Hallyday during a Michel Berger concert at the Zenith in Paris, in 1986.

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Michel Berger at the premiere of the show in Paris “Plan Serre” in 1983.

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Michel Berger and France Gall at a White party at Eddie Barclay’s, in his villa in Saint Tropez.

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Michel Berger and France Gall at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, for the premiere of Robert Charlebois, in 1979.