Aznavour made commander of Legion of Honour

14th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 14 (AFP) - Charles Aznavour, the 80 year-old French singer of Armenian origin, was on Friday made a commander of the Legion of Honour by President Jacques Chirac.

PARIS, May 14 (AFP) - Charles Aznavour, the 80 year-old French singer of Armenian origin, was on Friday made a commander of the Legion of Honour by President Jacques Chirac.

"Among the 1,000 songs you have written and composed more than 100 are in the pages of the anthologies," Chirac said in a ceremony at the Elysee palace.

"It is to a man of infinite generosity, sincere, an incomparable and uncontested artist, a marvellous ambassador for French song and language that I am profoundly delighted to present this award," he said.

There are some 1,250 commanders of the Legion of Honour, the order's third highest rank.

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