Pianist André Gagnon, who died Thursday, left his mark in the hearts of several personalities here. Many of them paid tribute to him on social networks upon the announcement of his departure.
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One of his spiritual heirs, Klô Pelgag, was one of the first to show sympathy on Twitter.
“André Gagnon. Thank you. This [sic] aura of mystery, pride and music that you sowed [sic] in our family. The piano in the house, the music in the heart and the accessibility of the dream of making it our life. Tonight, I listen to Neiges like when I was seven years old and you were my idol, ”she praised.
“What an immense talent that radiated all over the world! Little, I was tripping [sic] strong on its disco success WOW ”, underlined Geneviève Borne, on Twitter.
“My favorite Christmas album … my childhood. RIP ”, shared the host and journalist Frédérique Guay, accompanying her message with a photo of the missing person, on Twitter.
“André Gagnon died, he went to join his friend Claude Léveillée. I had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with this man a few times as well as Claude, these two giants of music had [sic] humility of heart, which gave a lot of soul to their many melodies. Thank you, ”Josélito Michaud said on Twitter.
“André Gagnon leaving. How sad. It had been so nice to work with him for the music of [la série, NDLR] Juliette Pomerleau. And he was also a friend, whose spirit unfortunately wandered more and more. Hi André, ”director Claude Fournier commented on Twitter.
The political class has also expressed its emotion towards the internationally renowned musician.
“I am very saddened to learn of the death of pianist André Gagnon,” greeted the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, on Twitter. Quebec loses one of its great musicians. His melodies will continue to amaze us. I offer my condolences to his family and loved ones. ”
“Very sad to learn of the death of André Gagnon, a great Quebec pianist whom I love to listen to. Quebec will long remember this prolific artist who did us so much good. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones, ”added the Minister of Culture and Communications, Nathalie Roy.
“My father listened to a lot of music and for a long time, André Gagnon’s melodies, always catchy and often daring, rocked my youth. In an art where he excelled, he made Quebec shine around the world and nourished our pride. Thank you, ”said the leader of the Bloc Québécois, Yves-François Blanchet.
“I discovered André Gagnon at 6 years old, when I was doing my first school show for life on a piece from his famous album Neiges! My (love) of the piano was born at this time. Thank you André Gagnon for bringing so much beauty into our lives. Condolences to loved ones, ”wrote on Twitter the PQ member for Joliette, Véronique Hivon.
“Another great artist disappears. A cruel year, on many levels. Rest in peace, André Gagnon! ”Commented actor and Bloc Québécois MP for Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, Denis Trudel.