Former disco star Patrick Juvet has died, his agent told AFP on Thursday. The Vaudois, who became famous in the 1970s for his disco hit Where are the women?, was 70 years old.
The artist’s body was found in an apartment in Barcelona. The causes of death are not yet established. “There will be an autopsy, I had it on the phone three days ago, I found it to be good,” said his agent Yann Ydoux.
Born August 21, 1950 in Montreux, Patrick Juvet attended the Lausanne Conservatory and was a model. In Paris, he meets Eddy Barclay, who launches him. Success comes quickly with The music. In 1973, he represented Switzerland at Eurovision Song Contest with I’m going to get married, Marie, conceived by Pierre Delanoë (Gilbert Bécaud, Joe Dassin, Dalida, Michel Sardou …).
He worked with the young Daniel Balavoine, then met Jean-Michel Jarre, who wrote several songs for him, including Where are the women?, his masterful success, in 1977. Four years later, he moved to Los Angeles.
The following decades were marked by alcohol and drugs, as well as several attempts to return. In 1991, Françoise Hardy, among others, wrote songs for the album Solitudes, his ultimate studio work.