French singer Juliette Gréco has passed away.

Her family has informed the


news agency


Gréco turned 93 years old.

The singer died on Wednesday in the presence of her family at her home in the southern French town of Ramatuelle.

“Her life was extraordinary,” her family said in a brief statement.

Gréco had a career spanning nearly 70 years.

The 93-year-old became known for her renditions of texts by Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Prévert.

In 2002 she was made an officer in the French Legion of Honor.

In 2016 she suffered a stroke and lost her only daughter.

That is why she decided to stop making music at the time.

Gréco was still in the Netherlands in 2015 for her farewell tour.

The singer then performed in theater Carré in Amsterdam.