Michel Berger died on August 2, 1992 of a heart attack. Five years later, his daughter that he had with France Gall, Pauline Burger, passed away from cystic fibrosis at the age of 19 years. A secret that his press secretary, Grégoire Colard, tells the story in France on Sunday. It tells about loneliness that felt Michel Berger in everyday life.
25 years after the death of Michel Berger, his press secretary, Grégoire Colard, looks back on the secrets that the singer has passed on. This is the side of the artist from 1975 to his death, Grégoire Colard had somehow become her confidant. “Michel had made me swear not to tell anyone else, he started. Because it was good to have thousands of groupies, it was very lonely in reality. I was the only shoulder he could cry, reveals the press secretary, the only man to whom he could entrust his misery : the illness of his daughter, the death of his elder brother finally defeated by multiple sclerosis, the disappearances of his friends Balavoine and Coluche. “
His daughter Pauline Burger, that he had with France Gall, is then reached from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that is lethal, which clogs the airways. A disease that the singer wanted to keep it a secret probably to protect his daughter and her family. Pauline Burger was the sister of Raphael Hamburger, born also of the union of the singer and France Gall. When he was only 11 years old the young man loses his father, who died of a heart attack. Five years later, it is his sister who disappears in turn, swept away by the disease.
The young man was now 36 years old, he continues his way in the shadows that he has always preferred in the light of the projectors that was so often his parents. “He just bought a recording studio, he has created a radio, a records label, and supervises music for films. It will not go up on stage with a microphone, he is not looking for fame. I am glad that he can do things by himself , “said France Gall on the occasion of the launch of his musical tribute to Michel Berger, Resists. In 2015, the interpreter of He played the piano standing entrusted himself to Karine Ferri on the loss of his daughter. Karine Ferri, who has also experienced this disease when she was in a relationship with Grégory Lemarchal, who died in 2007 as the result of cystic fibrosis.
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