French author, composer and performer Philippe Chatel
died in Paris on Febraury 19 at the age of 72, his family announced to Agence
France-Presse. "My father died last night of a heart attack, at his home
in Paris," said his daughter Émilie, to whom was dedicated this
world-famous musical tale, created in 1979 and which has been the subject of
several versions in forty years. Born in Paris on February 23, 1948, he was a
writer on the 1994-1995 TV series ‘Davy Crockett’.