Difficult to digest this abominable news, even 4 years later. On May 7, 2018, Claudine Luypaerts, better known as Maurane, was found dead at her home in Schaerbeek, near Brussels, after bathing. Barely 57 years old, the Belgian artist, who had shared the duo You are my other with Lara Fabian in 2001, had planned to go back on stage, and apart from some health concerns, especially at the level of the back, nothing seemed to indicate that she could have breathed her last.
It’s an accident. I don’t want to say more
While the Flat Country was still mourning his disappearance, various versions of the facts were circulating backstage, concerning the circumstances of the tragedy. Speculation the day after his death spoke of a possible heart attack, the Belgian media South Info envisaged the infarction, others, again, thought of a voluntary disappearance. “It’s an accidentthen explained his daughter, Lou Villafranca. I don’t want to say more. She took a fall. Media or artists have mentioned a suicide, this is not the case at all. I was sad that we were considering this. She was back on stagesang again… It was absurd to say that.“