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Françoise Hardy's Struggle with Cancer and Her Plea for Euthanasia

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Discover Françoise Hardy's battle with cancer, her heartfelt plea for euthanasia legalization, and her son Thomas Dutronc’s emotional updates on her current condition.

Françoise Hardy’s Ongoing Health Battle

For months, Françoise Hardy's state of health has been gradually worsening. The 80-year-old singer, suffering from lymphatic cancer since 2004 and pharyngeal cancer since 2019, has ceased public appearances, communicating updates through her family, notably her son Thomas Dutronc. In a poignant interview with RTL on June 1, 2024, he revealed, 'My mother has poor health, people know about it. It doesn't get better with time, obviously. It's a lot of emotion.' He also shared their attempts to psychologically prepare for her eventual departure.

The last official interview with Françoise Hardy was in December 2023 with Paris Match. She described her deteriorating condition post-radiotherapy, stating, 'Since my last and recent radiotherapy, I have been doing poorly because my right eye sees everything very blurry and is painful. My nostril on the same side is blocked all the time. The mouth and back of the throat are even drier. It’s a nightmare.' Her candid disclosure highlighted the relentless struggles she faces daily.

Advocacy for Euthanasia

Amid her health struggle, Françoise Hardy has become an advocate for euthanasia. In a letter to Emmanuel Macron, published in La Tribune du Dimanche, she appealed for the legalization of euthanasia in France, writing, 'We are all counting on your empathy and hope that you will allow the very sick and hopeless French people to stop their suffering when they know that there is no longer any relief possible.' This plea underscores the depths of her suffering and her hope for legislative change.

Thomas Dutronc, her son, also reminisced about his childhood memories involving his famous parents, adding a touch of nostalgia amidst the serious updates. He fondly recalled how his mother would hide her records from her yé-yé period, feeling a bit ashamed of them, and shared his gratitude for having 'two legendary parents.'

  • Thomas Dutronc has recently launched a new single titled 'It’s Never Too Late,' marking his return to the music scene after a decade-long hiatus. During his appearance on RTL to promote his single, he intertwined the discussion with heartfelt updates on his mother’s health, making it clear how intertwined his personal and professional life has become amid these challenging times.
  • As Françoise Hardy continues to grapple with severe health issues, her family remains by her side, providing support and attempting to mentally prepare for her passing. Her advocacy for euthanasia highlights a significant and ongoing debate in France regarding end-of-life choices and dignity in death.
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Refs: | Le Parisien | Le Figaro |

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