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One of Elton's Former Singing Partners Has Passed Away

Written by Chief Editor.

France Gall, who sang Donner Pour Donner with Elton in 1980, has died.

The 70-year-old died this morning in Paris’ American Hospital. She suffered a severe infection complicated by cancer.

Gall won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 representing Luxembourg, and enjoyed more international success in 1987 with her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Ella, Elle l'a.

Gall was born in October 1947 into a musical family - her father was singer and songwriter Robert Gall, who penned songs for Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour, among others.

She lost her husband, Michel Berger, in 1992. He and Bernie Taupin wrote the aforementioned Donner Pour Donner.