On April 16, 2020, we learned of the tragic disappearance of Christophe, following a lung disease. And as often after a death, speculation is rife around the legacy of the deceased. Based on an investigation during "Several weeks" by the teamLegacies, broadcast on Thursday May 28, 2020 on NRJ 12, the singer would leave behind little property and a lot of debt. "A priori, if we believe what he said in the newspapers, the accounts were pretty dry"said Henry Chevalier, author of the book Christophe: the beautiful bizarre (2011, ed. Grimal) devoted to the life of the singer. Indeed, if he made sure to shelter his daughter Lucie by buying him an apartment, Christophe, he was not the owner of his accommodation located in the Montparnasse district in Paris.
"Bank accounts are empty"
Words confirmed by Fabien Lecoeuvre, the former press secretary of Michèle Torr, the ex-partner of Christophe. "He had fun all his life, he spent a lot of money, so I sincerely think that the bank accounts are empty, says Fabien Lecoeuvre. There are a lot of debts in my opinion of course.", he adds. On the other hand, if there is something that the artist has, it is his repertoire of songs, containing many hits like Aline, The blue words or The puppets. The "song catalog" from Christophe could represent "a few hundred thousand euros easily", according to master Nicolas Rebbot interviewed for the program.
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