Theophanis Lamboukas
French singer
Theophanis Lamboukas
Theophanis Lamboukas, known as Théo Sarapo, was the last husband of the French singer Édith Piaf. Formerly a hairdresser, he was 26 years old when he married the 46-year-old Piaf. He was introduced to her by Claude Figus, Piaf's secretary. A handsome actor-singer of Greek heritage, Sarapo scored a hit with Piaf in 1962 with the song À quoi ça sert l'amour?.
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  • 1970
    Age 34
    Sarapo died at the side of the road in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, following an automobile accident on 28 August 1970.
    More Details Hide Details He is buried beside Piaf and her daughter Marcelle (by lover Louis Dupont) in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Their motto on their tomb translates as "Love Conquers All". There is a fourth person buried in this tomb - Edith's father, Louis Alphonse Gassion (she was born Edith Giovanna Gassion). His name is engraved on the right side of the tombstone along with Edith's & Théo's. Her daughter Marcelle's is engraved on the opposite side. Engraved at the foot, 'Famille Gassion-Piaf. Sarapo was the last in a long line of Piaf discoveries (Yves Montand, Les Compagnons de la chanson, Georges Moustaki, etc.). He would often record and perform with his wife Edith Piaf in her later career. His stage name "Sarapo", as pronounced in French, is Greek for "I love you" (Σ‘αγαπώ, s'agapo), and was chosen by Piaf herself.
  • 1936
    Age 0
    Born in 1936.
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