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Legendary French actor and singer Jane Birkin has handed away on the age of 76.
French President Emmanuel Macron additionally confirmed the information on Twitter. “As a result of she embodied freedom, as a result of she sang probably the most lovely phrases of our language, Jane Birkin was a French icon,” he wrote. “An entire artist, her voice was as candy as her engagements have been fiery. She bequeaths us tunes and pictures that may by no means depart us.”
Jane was a prolific actor who labored with acclaimed administrators like Michelangelo Antonioni, Jacques Rivette, and Agnès Varda.
She additionally had a decade-long relationship with musical collaborator and late songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. The couple had one little one collectively, the musician and actor Charlotte Gainsbourg, in 1971.
Jane additionally impressed Hermés’s “Birkin bag,” which was created in 1984 after an encounter between her and former Hermès chief govt Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight.
You’ll be able to learn extra in regards to the Birkin bag, in addition to how Jane herself performed a task within the iconic trend merchandise’s creation, here — and condolences to Jane’s household and family members.