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Edith Piaf – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Edith Piaf died at age 47, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding pop singer Edith Piaf's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

French singer best know for her Grammy Hall of Fame-inducted classic, “La Vie en Rose.” She was portrayed by Marion Cotillard in the 2007 film of the same name.

She was raised by prostitutes who worked at her mother’s brothel. She worked as a street singer after having her first daughter when she was seventeen.

She was frequently referred to by the nickname “Little Sparrow.”

How did Edith Piaf die?

Edith Piaf's death was caused by liver cancer.

Piaf drifted in and out of consciousness for several months. She died at age 47 on October 10, 1963, at her villa on the French Riviera in Plascassier (Grasse). The cause of death is believed to be liver failure due to liver cancer and cirrhosis, though no autopsy was performed.

Information about the death of Edith Piaf
Cause of deathLiver Cancer
Age of death47 years
ProfessionPop Singer
BirthdayDecember 19, 1915
Death dateOctober 11, 1963
Place of deathPlascassier, Grasse, France
Place of burialPère Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France


"If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away."

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"To sing is to bring to life; impossible if the words are mediocre, however good the music."

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"Death does not exist."

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"As far as I'm concerned, love means fighting, big fat lies, and a couple of slaps across the face."

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"I'd like to see one person - just one - who would own up to having been a coward."

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