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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following, initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world, which was...Wikipedia

Age: 49 (age at death)
Born: 8th April, 1929, Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Died: 9th October, 1978, Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, Ile-de-France
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: Belgian

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Embarked a yacht to sail around the world, but, being a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer after reaching the Canary Islands (1973).

 

A metro station on the line 1B in Brussels is named after him.

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