Pierre Lalonde, an influential singer and broadcaster in Quebec culture, died last night (June 21st), at the age of seventy-five. He had been living with Parkinson’s disease for the last 8 years.
“Yesterday night, surrounded by his family, he left us peacefully . He was a great noble man, idol for a generation, and an important part of our cultural heritage.” said his agent Ginette Achim.
The family will receive sympathy through donations to Parkinson Québec.
Idol of a generation
Born on January 20th, 1941, Pierre Lalonde would soon follow in the footsteps of his father, broadcaster and actor Jean Lalonde, by starting his own career in show business.
Pierre Lalonde was known in the 60’s for his french singing of American hits, such as C’est le temps des vacances (1963) and Donne-moi ta bouche (1967). He was also hosting the television show Jeunesse d’aujourd’hui (debuting in 1962).
During his career, Pierre Lalonde collaborated with many iconic members of Quebec’s music industry: our ambassador Patrick Zabé, Ginette Reno, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Michel Louvain, Robert Charlebois, as well as others.
The people of Parkinson Québec offer their condolences to all those who loved him.
To make a donation in his memory, click here.