By Southwest with AFP
Posted on 07/05/2021 at 10 p.m.
Updated 07/05/2021 at 10:02 p.m.
The Italian singer Rafaelle Carrà was best known for her hits “Tuca tuca”, or “A far l’amore comincia tu”
Raffaella Carrà, icon of television and song for generations of Italians, has died at 78, Italian media reported Monday citing those around him. “Raffaella has left us for a better world, where his humanity, his inimitable laughter and his extraordinary talent will shine forever,” announced his ex-companion Sergio Iapino to the Ansa press agency.
“With the disappearance of Raffaella Carrà, the great lady of Italian television leaves. A woman of great talent, passionate and human who has accompanied us all our life. Farewell Raffaella ”, reacted the Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini. “His laughter and his generosity have accompanied generations of Italians,” Prime Minister Mario Draghi said.
Born in Bologna (north) on June 18, 1943, Raffaella Carrà, real name Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni, had a long career in RAI, Italian public television, where her talents as a dancer, singer and presenter of Successful broadcasts have marked millions of Italians.
Among his most famous hits are “Tuca tuca”, or “A far amore comincia tu”. Famous in Italy but also in Spain, she saw herself as an icon for gays “thanks to her songs and her joie de vivre”. It was in the 1970s that his popularity peaked with his pop songs in Italy and Spain, but also in Latin America. She was thus a big star on Spanish television after the return of democracy in this country.
In his film “Drops of water on burning stones”, the French director François Ozon uses the German version of his song “A far amore comincia tu”, which she also sung in French (“Since you love him , tell him “), in Spanish (” En el amor todo es empezar “) and in English (” Do it do it again “).
The Italian version, remixed by French DJ Bob Sinclar, is also used in the film “La grande bellezza” by Paolo Sorrentino (2013, Oscar for best foreign film in 2014). In 2013, she made her big comeback on Italian television, still on Rai, as the coach of the tele-hook show “The Voice of Italy”.