16 Facts About Charles Aznavour

1. On 1 October 2018, Charles Aznavour was found dead in a bathtub at his home at Mouries at the age of 94.

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2. In April 2016 Charles Aznavour visited Armenia to participate in the Aurora Prize Award ceremony.

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3. In 2004 Charles Aznavour received the title of National Hero of Armenia, Armenia's highest award.

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4. In 2002, Charles Aznavour appeared in director Atom Egoyan's acclaimed film "Ararat", about the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century.

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5. In 1960 Charles Aznavour starred in Francois Truffaut's Tirez sur le pianiste, playing a character called Edouard Saroyan.

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6. In December 2013 Charles Aznavour gave two concerts in the Netherlands at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, and again in January 2016.

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7. In November 2013, Charles Aznavour appeared with Achinoam Nini in a concert, dedicated to peace, at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.

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8. On 16 August 2012 Charles Aznavour performed in his father's birthplace, Akhaltsikhe, in Georgia in a special concert as part of the opening ceremony of the recently restored Rabati castle.

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9. In 2012, Charles Aznavour embarked on a new North American leg of his En toute intimite tour, visiting Quebec and the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the third-largest such venue in California, for multiple shows.

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10. Throughout the spring of 2008, Charles Aznavour toured South America, holding a multitude of concerts in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

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11. In 2006, Charles Aznavour recorded his album Colore ma vie in Cuba, with Chucho Valdes.

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12. On 30 September 2006, Charles Aznavour performed a major concert in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia to start off the cultural season "Armenie mon amie".

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13. At the start of autumn 2006, Charles Aznavour initiated his farewell tour, performing in the US and Canada, and earning very positive reviews.

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14. In 1974 Charles Aznavour became a major success in the United Kingdom when his song "She" was number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks during a fourteen week run.

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15. On 24 August 2017, Charles Aznavour was awarded the 2,618th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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16. In 1998, Charles Aznavour was named Entertainer of the Century by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe.

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