Quebec celebrities mourn the death of Karim Ouellet

The Quebec celebrities mourn the death of Karim Ouellet

Born in Senegal, Karim Ouellet grew up in Quebec, but also followed his diplomat parents to Tunisia and Rwanda.

The death of singer-songwriter Karim Ouellet at the age of 37 sparked a wave of reactions from the Quebec artistic community and personalities from all walks of life.

Here are some touching tributes shared on social media:

“Karim Ouellet, thank you for all the beautiful moments filming over the years, both in the region and in my studios or at your home in Quebec. A boy of immense kindness, discreet, very mysterious, with immense talent. Great great loss this morning.” – Sebastien Diaz

“- Man is a wolf to man. Rest in peace Karim, your departure really hurts. Your smile was so unique.” – Ariane Moffatt

“Bright songs, interpretations with a background of sadness. In the Stromae family. Karim Ouellet initiated a new trend in Quebec music. My condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace.” – Stéphane Laporte

“How sad the death of Karim Ouellet at 37 is. I remember the pride in his face when he received the Félix-Leclerc prize in 2013. His songs = a breath of fresh air and sweetness. Condolences to his family including his sister Sarahmée. – Stéphane Leclair

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“How sad. Karim, you were unique” – Anne-Marie Withenshaw

“I can't count the number of times this song has brought joy to my heart. 37 years old, only. Rest in peace Karim Ouellet.” – Andy Mailly-Pressoir

“A musical genius. RIP Karim.” – Kevin Raphael

“The world is heavier this morning without Karim's elegance in all things.” – Marie France Bazzo

“I am in shock. Karim Ouellet has died aged 37. I send my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. In Love, Karim sings to us “let's see if we are allowed to keep hope”. May these words continue to resonate in our hearts. – Dominique Anglade

“RIP Karim Ouellet. I can't believe I'm writing this. It just can't be… A being being so bright… Such a talented melodist… He still had so much music in him… I just don't believe it…” – Biz

“The sudden departure of Karim Ouellet is a huge shock. He was an artist endowed with immense talent and great intelligence that I loved very much. I would have liked so much to discover what he still had to offer us. My sympathies to his family and loved ones.” – Valérie Plante

“Karim Ouellet discovered his passion in the districts of Montcalm and Limoilou. This is a sad loss for the music scene of our #NationalCapital and Quebec. My condolences to his family and loved ones.” – Geneviève Guilbault

“What a great loss for Quebec. A young man who has touched more than one thanks to his words and his music. I have a thought for all his family, his loving parents, his loved ones and his sister Sarahmée, whom I particularly like. Courage.” – Manon Massé

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