Franois Deguelt Singing Heaven in the Sun and the sea has died

François Deguelt  was a French singer, best known for his entry in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1960 and 1962.

Deguelt participated in Eurovision in 1960 coming third and then once again, representing Monaco, in 1962 with his song “Dis rien” (“Say Nothing”). The competition took place in Luxembourg City on the 18th March, he ended up coming 2nd place. Only 5 acts in the history of Eurovision have come second and third but never won.

Deguelt’s later successful singles included “Le Ciel, le soleil et la mer” (1965), “Le printemps” (1966), “Minuit, le vent, la nuit” (1968) and “La libération” (1968). He continued to tour and perform all around the world until his death.  He sadly died at the age of 81 on 22 January 2014.