Édith Piaf

The Little Sparrow
Birth Name:
Édith Giovanna Gassion
Birth Date:
December 19, 1915
Birth Place:
Paris, France
Death Date:
October 10, 1963
Place of Death:
Plascassier, Grasse, France
Cause of Death:
Ruptured aneurysm due to liver failure
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Claim to Fame:
The most popular singer in France in the 1950s, Edith Piaf gained international recognition through her emotional songs of doom and tragic love. Unlike her contemporaries Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier, Piaf achieved stardom through her French recordings and not the English translation of her hits. Like her songs, she died tragically young from drug and alcohol dependency after the loss of her true love in a plane crash.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

16 Rue du Repos

Paris, , 75020




Grave Location:

Division 97

Grave Location Description

Edith Piaf’s can be found in Division 97, four rows off the intersection of Avenue Transversale Number 3 and Avenue Pacthod.

Grave Location GPS

48.8598226, 2.3938580

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