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Annie Cordy dead: Disney star and voice of Pocahontas' Grandmother Willow dies aged 92


Annie Cordy has died at the age of 92. The Belgian actress and singer voiced Grandmother Willow in the French version of Disney classic Pocahontas.

 

Annie also sang for the French soundtrack of Pocahontas, on the song “Ecoute ton coeur”.

The star went on to appear in another French version of a Disney film, Brother Bear, in which she voiced Tanana, known as Nanaka in the French version.

Confirming the sad news of her death on Twitter, TV host Christophe Beaugrand-Gerin wrote: “I’m heartbroken tonight Mrs. Annie Cordy, you have given us so much joy, energy and emotions We won’t forget you”

Annie died after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home in Vallauris, France, according to reports.

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She stayed at the number 1 spot in the French charts for five weeks with her song La Ballade de Davy Crockett in August 1956.

Annie was given the title of Baroness in 2004 by King Albert II of Belgium.

She was recognised by royalty due to her life’s achievements.

Annie was also made a Commander of the Order of the Crown in 2013.





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