Pascal Periz, singer of the group Pow Wow, died at 62

Pascal Periz, central figure of the group Pow Wow known for his hit Le Chat in the 1990s, ended his life at the age of 62 on Sunday, Agence France-Presse learned from his producer, Monday 11 December

Pascal Periz, singer of the group Pow Wow, died at 62

Pascal Periz, central figure of the group Pow Wow known for his hit Le Chat in the 1990s, ended his life at the age of 62 on Sunday, Agence France-Presse learned from his producer, Monday 11 December.

“Pascal Periz, singer of the group Pow Wow, left us yesterday [Sunday, in Caen]. The singer of Le Chat will have had seven lives too, he could no longer bear the last one,” we can read in a press release from the group. “We will miss his voice, his talent, his humor, we have lost a brother, a brother of singing, a brother of laughter, dreams, hope and sleepless nights. »

Show producer Pierre-Nicolas Cléré clarified that the artist, depressed for several years and spent in a rest home, had ended his life.

Pascal Periz was the solo singer on the title Le Chat, released in 1992. The three other members of Pow Wow, Alain Chennevière, Bertrand Pierre and Ahmed Mouici, provided backing vocals on this song at the time.

Their first album, Regainer les plaines, released the same year, was that of consecration. It included another hit, The Lion Died Tonight, a cover version. The group then gradually lost notoriety from the 2000s.