7 October 2016

Romain Gary, 7e arrondissement, Paris

'Ici vécut Romain Gary,
Compagnon de la Libéartion,
écrivain et diplomate
de 1963 à sa mort,
le 2 décembre 1980.'

108 rue du Bac. Romain Gary killed himself by putting a bullet in his mouth fifteen months after Jean Seberg killed herself, although he left a note explaining that his death was nothing to do with her. He'd bought the gun before he met Seberg, and in an interview with Caroline Monney in 1978 he said that ageing was a catastrophe, that he would never grow old, that he'd made a pact with the 'gentleman up there'.

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