On April 8, 1961 Dalida married her discoverer and mentor Lucien Morisse, but three months later she met painter Jean Sobieski in Cannes, fell head over heels in love and decided to elope with him. The French press turned against her choosing Morisse’s side in the matter. The marriage broke up a few months later and in 1970 Lucien would commit suicide. By this time Dalida was now primarily making headlines with her private life as her record sales almost completely disappeared for a time.
In December 1967, she became pregnant by a 22-year-old Italian student, Lucio. She had an abortion that left her infertile.
On the night of May 2, 1987, Dalida committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates. She left behind a note which read, “La vie m’est insupportable. Pardonnez-moi.” (“Life is unbearable for me. Forgive me.”)
Final Resting Place:
Cimetière de Montmartre
20 Avenue Rachel
Paris, , 75018
Grave Location:Division 18
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery off Avenue Rachel, take an immediate right at the administration building, walking up the stairs onto Avenue de Polonais. Continue down this path until it turns into Chemin des Gardes. The beautiful white statue is situated in Division 18 by the metallic bridge of Caulaincourt on Chemin des Gardes.
Grave Location GPS48.886249044278216, 2.3324432249164517
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