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Emmanuelle, singer of the credits of First kisses, died at 59


Producer Jean-Luc Azoulay announced on Tuesday evening the disappearance of Emmanuelle Mottaz, known in the 80s for her work with the Dorothée teams.

"First kiss exchanged on a beach in summer, first love, a beautiful day that comes to take you away, it's not forgotten when it's the first time.

The millions of viewers of the sitcom broadcast between 1991 and 1995 on TF1 persisted in the instrumental version of the song performed by

Emmanuelle Mottaz

at the start of each episode of

First kisses


In total, the series produced by AB Productions with Camille Raymond, Magalie Madison or even Christophe Rippert had had 318 episodes, among which Hélène Rollès had been revealed (before having her own series, Hélène and the boys



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Tuesday evening, producer Jean-Luc Azoulay announced the death of the singer at the age of 59.

“Emmanuelle has left us.

Huge sadness.

She will forever remain in our hearts

,” he wrote on his social media.

It was in 1986 that Emmanuelle Mottaz had released the song

First kiss

at AB Records, five years before it was used for the credits of the sitcom.

The title was ranked among the best-selling records in France, selling more than 600,000 copies.

In 1987, the Parisian artist had released a second successful single,

Nothing but you to put me to sleep


Read alsoDorothée, Hélène and the boys …: the epic of AB Productions told on TMC

By detaching herself from the universe of the "Club Dorothée" where she appeared regularly, Emmanuelle Mottaz had changed her artistic register and released two more confidential albums.

After putting her career as a singer on hold, she devoted herself to working as a screenwriter for the creations of AB Productions, then as a producer and photographer.

Source: lefigaro

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