Gilbert Marouanithe veteran of French music publishing behind icons like Jacques Brel and Johnny Hallyday, died on Tuesday. He was 83 years old.
His death, reported Friday in the publication The film Françaiscame after a long illness.
Marouanibrother of veteran French music producer Charley Marouani, was born in January 1933 in Tunisia. He launched New Editions Eddie Barclay in Paris in 1964, where he published the music of personalities like Brel and Hallyday. Marouani also brought his musical talents to Hollywood in the 1980swhere he was a music consultant on Milo by Forman Ragtime, Damian Damiani’s Amityville 2: The PossessionFranco At Zeffirelli’s The traviataby Richard Lester Conan the Destroyer and David Lynch Dunes.
He also served as music supervisor on Nick Cassavetes‘ Pick up the stars, featuring Gena RowlandMaria Tomei and Gerard Depardieu. French music composer Didier Marouani Thursday took to Twitter to pay tribute to his uncle: “My very first song composed and published at 10 years old, dedicated to my uncle Gilbert Marouanicalled ‘Tino,’ who left us 2 days ago. Thank you my uncle for guiding me for so long.
patrick Wachsbergco-president of Lions Gate Motion Picture Group, paid its own tribute to its longtime friend on Friday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “He [Marouani] was very talented, very cultured and a fantastic entrepreneur who successfully followed a long family tradition of musical impresarios. We will miss him.”