Carol Arnauld: the singer of “It’s not easy” died at 61

Propelled to the hit parade thanks to her hit It’s not easy, released in 1986, singer Carol Arnauld died at the age of 61 on Friday, September 9, 2022.

She moved the public in 1986 by singing It’s not easy. Carol Arnauld died following a long illness this Friday, September 9, 2022, as announced by Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire. At the time, the young woman had composed her hit following the death of her brother, killed in a car accident, to express her pain and sadness. The song was then a real success and ranked in tenth place on the charts for many weeks.

Carol Valère of her real name (Arnauld being a tribute to the first name of her brother) had thus marked his time, in the same way as other stars of the 80s. We are obviously thinking here of the interpreter of Africa, Rose Laurens, who also died at the age of 65 four years ago. If she had long since abandoned the world of music, Carol Arnauld had nevertheless devoted herself for many years to other activities and passions.

A life away from show business

Since 1991, the ex-singer had indeed settled in the Chalonnais where she had decided to start cooking and ran a restaurant, La Chouette enrhumée. With her partner, who was by her side for 33 years, she also managed bed and breakfasts.

A life far from show business and the world of music! The interpreter of It’s not easy had nevertheless made a brief return to the stage in 2010, participating for a few dates in the Tender age and wooden head tour, which notably brought together Sheila, Stone and Charden, La Compagnie créole, and Patrick Juvet. The funeral of Carol Arnauld will take place at her home, in Saône-et-Loire, on Wednesday, September 14.

Short Biography

She began her career as a singer in the 1980s and achieved success in France with the title C’est pas facile…, released in 1986. The song deals with the death of her brother, killed by a driver, and evokes his suffering and that of his mother. The single reached No. 10 on the Top 50 and remained on the chart for 16 weeks. It was certified silver with approximately 230,000 copies sold.

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At the start of the 1990s, she appeared on the show Succès fous , where her song C’est pas facile… ranked 6th among the hits on offer.






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