As time passed by, Gainsbourg’s music became more and more eccentric. Some of his songs were regarded to be anti-drugs; more specifically his song entitled Aux Enfants de la Chance. The duet he had with his daughter, Charlotte, entitled Lemon Incest showed how much Serge Gainsbourg loved puns.

Although Serge Gainsbourg’s life was colourful, his life ended accordingly, on 2 March 1991, Gainsbourg suffered from a massive heart attack. His remains were interred at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.

Serge Gainsbourg’s popularity increased even after his death. In so doing, he was able to reach legendary status for his brilliance and success. In so doing, he was able to bring song writing to a whole new level. Through the years, many singers have given him much tribute by singing his songs accordingly.

British singer, Petula Clark, was one of the most famous interpreters of Gainsbourg’s songs. In his own way, Clark made sure that Gainsgbourg’s songs were delivered accordingly, exceeding regular sales. As her greatest tribute, she composed a song for the legendary icon, entitled La Chanson de Gainsbourg.

Another tribute was made accordingly in 2005 by Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited. The said album was released in 2005 by Virgin Records. Some of the artists included in the album include Placebo, Michael Stipe, Portishead, and Franz Ferdinand.


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