The producer, and French composer Henri Belolo died at the age of 72 years, learned AFP Monday from the Society of authors, composers and publishers of music (Sacem). The pioneer of these kinds of music, “it has contributed to the development of the dance, disco and house in France writing for Gala and Eiffel 65 & Village People” that he also produced, said the Sacem on his Twitter account.
Sadness to learn of the passing of #HenriBelolo, member of Sacem since 1975 as a songwriter. He has contributed to the development of dance, the disco & the house in France writing for Gala and Eiffel 65 & Village People.
Archive #MuséeSacem : https://t.co/DkYwL55Ls4 pic.twitter.com/gzzznTfvFO
— Sacem (@sacem) August 5, 2019
The producers, pays tribute to her
A character recognized in the profession and appreciated for her work but also her warm personality. “With the disappearance of Henri Belolo, it is one of the major designers and French producers of disco, which disappears. With his accomplice, Jacques Morali, he was one of the legends of the disco, especially with YMCA , the international hit of their group Village People”, greet simply Fabrice de Rotrou, author of Disco Dico , the dictionary of the disco.
In a press release posted on Twitter, the SPPF (Civil Society, Producers of Phonograms in France) “salutes the exceptional career of a great professional in the world of music”.
Death of Henry #BELOLO : a press release of the Society of Producers of phonograms pic.twitter.com/m9MDD2q1b2
— Jean-François Guyot (@JFGuyot) August 6, 2019
The federation E. I. F. E. I. L (Editors independent federated in France), which represents independent music, depicts a man “a beautiful spirit and a great class.”
#HenriBelolo… YMCA, the Village People, a great producer, a beautiful mind and the high-class party yesterday, leaving no forwarding address…
— Eifeil (@Eifeil_fede) August 5, 2019
A final word of friends, acquaintances, fans
But these associations are not the only ones to have paid tribute to the talented composer. Some personalities, friends or simple fans have also wished to express themselves on Twitter. Pascal Nègre, ex-president of Universal Music France, welcomed on Twitter an “independent producer legendary with a personality so endearing”.
Village People, Eiffel 65, Ilona : Henri Belolo, the producer who was behind these tubes, is death.Independent producer legendary with a personality so endearing ! A very tender thought for his family ! #RIP Henry https://t.co/Tt3jwlECSP
— PascalNegre (@PascalNegre) August 5, 2019
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Eric Angioletti, former director of programs of the Europe 1, points out on Twitter, “the great and beautiful personality” by Henri Belolo.
Independent and major producer of titles that have been dancing several decades . A great and beautiful personality . Thoughts to his family #Rip Henri Belolo https://t.co/UrH40oGwwJ
— ERIC ANGIOLETTI (@ericangioletti) August 6, 2019
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The comedian Gérald Dahan has also wanted to leave a little word with this “great man” and his “beautiful house of discs”.
RIP #HenriBelolo , Producer of the disk of the 6 Clones in 1998. Memory of a great man and his beautiful house disk @scorpio_music
— Gérald Dahan (@geralddahan) August 5, 2019