Great French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour, who passed away on Monday at 94, wrote his will still 30 years ago to avoid disagreements within his family and court disputes, Le Figaro French newspaper reports.
At the Sept à Huit program on 16 September this year, Aznavour said ‘everything is already planned.’
“It is already 30 years that I have created my will. I don’t want them to argue for a spoon or fork. This is ridiculous, but this is sometimes the case,” the legendary singer said.
He leaves behind a fortune worth €145 million, the newspaper said.
Aznavour was married three times – to Michelle Rugel in 1946, Evelyn Plessis in 1956 and his widow Ulla Thorsell in 1967 – and had six children – Séda, Charles, Patrick, Katia, Mischa, and Nicolas.
France paid a national tribute to the star on Friday in a special ceremony held in the courtyard of Les Invalides, a complex of buildings and monuments related to French military history, in attendance of the top French and Armenian leadership.
His funeral ceremony will take place on Saturday, 6 October.