Franck Olivier who represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 has died at the age of 73.
Belgian author, singer, and songwriter Franck Olivier has died at the age of 73. The singer sadly passed away following a period of illness as a result of a liver tumor.
Franck was no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest having tried to represent his home country of Belgium at the contest twice. In 1978 he made his first attempt with the song “La fete”, he would try again in 1984 with “L’amour est fort” finishing 4th out of 10 acts.
In 1984 Franck began presenting the children’s TV show on RTL La Bande à Grobo. He would go on to be internally selected by RTL to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 alongside Ireen Sheer, Margo, Diane Solomon, Malcolm Peters, and Chris Peters with “Children, Kinder, Enfants”, they would finish 13th with 37 points.
Following Eurovision, he would leave Europe for Quebec and become an established variety performer and songwriter. He worked with Lara Fabian on her first album and released a number of songs in the 1990s. He returned to Belgium in 2010.
The Eurovoix team would like to express our condolences to Frank Olivier’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Image Source: RTBF – Stéphanie Vandreck | Source: RTBF