This Day in Jewish History: Controversial French Singer Serge Gainsbourg Dies

Best known for the 1960s pop song 'Je t’aime’ with Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg had a string of affairs but still managed to find time to pen dozens of hits.

On March 2, 1991, the French singer, songwriter and celebrity provocateur Serge Gainsbourg died, at the age of 62. Gainsbourg is legendary in France for his prodigious talent and lengthy career, for the many beautiful women he was involved with – though he himself was far from handsome in any standard sense – and for a lifetime of bad behavior in public.