Eddy Marnay, 82, a French lyricist who wrote for legendary singers such as Edith Piaf and contributed the lyrics for Celine Dion's first album, died Friday at the American hospital in Neuilly, outside Paris. The cause of death was not reported.
In a six-decade career, Marnay wrote lyrics for about 4,000 songs, mostly for French singers. He often collaborated with composer Emil Stern and pianist Michel Legrand. He was also well-regarded abroad. When Barbra Streisand recorded her hit "Evergreen" in French, Marnay supplied the lyrics.