The Belgian singer Lou Deprijck, known for being at the origin of the song "Ça plane pour moi", died à 77 years old, local media announce.
The Belgian singer and composer Lou Deprijck, who claimed paternity of of the tube
Ça plane for me, sung by Plastic Bertrand, died à at the age of 77, announced this Tuesday, September 19, his partner AFP. "My sunshine… my darling… my man, my everything… I accompanied you until your last breath as you wanted…. You will be my only and last love… I LOVE YOU!', writes Vanessa Vanderkimpen in a message posted on Twitter. on Facebook at midday.
Known for the tube
Çit's high for me, released in 1977, Lou Deprijck suffered from health problems. for several months and had been hospitalized à Brussels, report the Belgian media, including La Dernière Heure. Born on January 11, 1946 at Lessines, in Belgium, Lou Deprijck wore many hats: singer, composer or producer. But it was the hit Ça plane pour moi that made him known, notably because of the legal battle it caused.
At the time, this song was officially performed by Plastic Bertrand. But upon its release, rumors spread about the real singer of the piece, who would in fact be… Lou Deprijck. The case will become judicial and the Brussels Court of Appeal initially rules in favor of the decision. Plastic Bertrand in 2006, a decision which will however be contested by a new procedure in 2010, which will formalize the fact that Lou Deprijck is the real singer of the title.
Since the success ;s of
Ça plane pour moi, the artist remained relatively discreet, participating in particular in a charity single with other Belgian artists. Lou Deprijck, who lived between Belgium and Thailand, where he ran a chip shop, more recently got involved in in politics by running for the municipal elections from 2012 to 2012. Lessines, his town of origin.