Daniel Lévi, star of the musical “The Ten Commandments”, died at the age of 60

He is gone. Singer Daniel Lévi, known for his role as Moïse in the musical The Ten Commandments, and who suffered from cancer, died on Saturday at the age of 60, his wife announced. The funeral of the artist, born in 1961 in Constantine, will take place on Sunday at the Jewish cemetery Saint Pierre in Marseille, said Sandrine Lévi on the artist’s Instagram account.

Benjamin of a family of seven children, Daniel Lévi spent his childhood in Lyon and studied the piano for ten years. He began his career in the early 1980s with a first album, Cocktail which does not enjoy the expected success.

The end of the “blue dream”

After several prestigious collaborations, such as those with Gloria Gaynor, who engaged him in the first part of his European tour, or Michel Legrand, who offered him to record songs from the soundtrack of the film Car park by Jacques Demy (1985), Daniel Levi took part in his first musical in 1991.

He interprets the roles of Frédéric Chopin and Alfred de Musset in the show Sand and the Romantics, written by Catherine Lara and Luc Plamondon. In 1993, he recorded This blue dreamthe cartoon song Aladdin from Disney. This duet with the singer Karine Costa, which makes him better known, will mark a generation. In 2000, Daniel Lévi knows the consecration with the role of Moses in the musical comedy of Elie Chouraqui and Pascal Obispo The ten Commandmentsand its flagship song The desire to love.

“A voice, singular and powerful”

The musical is a triumph at the Palais des Sports for several weeks and on tour. The album sold 1.3 million copies, according to Universal Music France. After stopping the Ten Commandments, Daniel Lévi resumes his solo career and his compositions tinged with jazz, soul music, and French variety. In total, Daniel Levi has released six solo albums.

The singer was suffering from colon cancer, a disease which he had made public in 2019. “Daniel Lévi was a voice, singular, powerful. Fights too: climate, caregivers, fight against racism, support for Lebanon, he never hesitated to commit himself to making the world a little better. All my condolences to his family and loved ones, ”reacted Culture Minister Rima Abdul Malak on her Twitter account.

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