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French singer France Gall no more

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French pop-singer Gall, who rose to fame in the 1960s, passed away after a two-year long battle with

She was 70.

French took to his handle and said, "She leaves behind songs that everyone in knows, and set an example of a life devoted to others."

wrote, "timeless icon of the French chanson."

A spokesperson, who confirmed her death, said that she fought for two years and was admitted to a hospital near last month.

Gall, born into a musical family in 1947, recorded her first hit, 'Don't Be So Stupid', when she was 16.

In 1965, she won the Eurovision song contest, representing Luxembourg, with the Serge Gainsbourg song 'Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son' - beating the UK's

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 07:55 IST