Belgian singer and songwriter, actor and film director.
Born 8 April 1929 in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium and died 9 October 1978 in Bobigny, France.
Sang predominantly in French, but also had quite a few versions of his songs in Dutch. In his song "Marieke" he combined Dutch and French in the lyrics.
His most famous songs include "Ne Me Quitte Pas / Laat Me Niet Alleen", "Le Plat Pays / Mijn Vlakke Land" and "Marieke".