Belgian Eurovision singer Fud Leclerc dies at age 86

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fud Leclerc at the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest

Fud Leclerc, who represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest four times, has died at the age of 86. Leclerc had the distinct honour of being the first person to score nul points at the 1962 contest.

The singer performed at the first contest in 1956 and appeared again two years later and achieved his best result with his performance of Ma petite chatte. After appearing for the third time at the 1960 contest he made his final appearance at the 1962 contest. At the 1962 contest Leclerc became the first person in Eurovision history to fail to score any points, also known as Nul Points.

During his career he also worked as a pianist and a songwriter. After his final Eurovision appearance he left the music industry and became a building contractor. In 2005 he made an appearance on a special programme to commemorate Eurovision.