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Singer Daniel Lévi, known for his role as Moïse in the musical “The Ten Commandments”, died on August 7th. Daniel Lévi had colon cancer, a disease he made public in 2019. This August 26, the singer should have celebrated his 61st birthday. On this occasion, his wife, Sandrine Lévi, delivers a vibrant tribute to him in a message posted on social networks.
“Thanks to you, I learned what the verb LOVE was. And yet, love came little by little but as you said so well ‘I don’t want to love you like the first day, I will love you a little more each day. You were right, that’s TRUE LOVE… Loving again and again and stronger and stronger to build, share, and live these wonderful days. And then the test came and to cross it, we united before God… Thanks to you”, she writes. Before concluding : “Happy birthday my love. I love you MY HUSBAND, MY KING. They are lucky angels today because it is for them that you sing now”. This tender declaration is accompanied by a family photo on which appears Daniel Lévi, his wife Sandrine and their daughter.
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 “Parking” by Jacques Demy (1985) , Daniel Lévi participated in his first musical in 1991.
In 1993, he recorded “This Blue Dream”, the song from the Disney cartoon “Aladdin”. This duet with the singer Karine Costa, which made him better known, marked a generation. In 2000, Daniel Lévi experienced the consecration with the role of Moïse in the musical comedy by Élie Chouraqui and Pascal Obispo “The Ten Commandments”, and his flagship song “L’Envie d’aimer”. The musical was 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 the end of the “Ten Commandments”, Daniel Lévi had resumed his solo career and his compositions tinged with jazz, soul music, and French variety. In total, Daniel Lévi has released six solo albums.
In June 2021, he was the guest of RTL Info “Avec Vous” to talk about his latest album “Grâce à toi”. An album he had written during what he called “his ordeal“.”I think I’ve never worked so much as since I had my ordeal because there is a will to survive, to surpass yourself, to overcome yourself. It is in these moments that we reveal ourselves to ourselves“, he confided to Olivier Schoonejans.