Regine: The "inventor" of the disco has died

The French singer and actress was also known as the "queen of the night"

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The French singer, actress and self-proclaimed "inventor" of the disco, Regine, passed away at the age of 92.

She was also known as the "queen of the night".

The news of her death was announced by her granddaughter, Daphne Rotcajg, in a statement to the French Agency.

"Regine left us alone on May 1 at 11 a.m. "in the Paris region," he said.

Who was Regine?

Her real name was Régina Zylberberg. She was born on December 26, 1929 in Brussels to Polish Jewish parents and as a child was forced to hide from the Nazis in occupied France.

The claim that he "invented" the disco began when he opened the first nightclub in Paris in the 1950s.

In 1952, he directed Le Whiskey à Gogo, with a jukebox playing dance music.

She acquired 22 clubs around the world, New York, Rio de Janeiro and Kuala Lumpur.

Her name became synonymous with nightlife. As Pierre Palmade recalls: "Regine's name became synonymous with the crazy nights that lasted until the morning hours and she herself was on the track until the morning."

Regine also starred in films such as "Robert and Robert", directed by Claude Lelouch and "My New Partner" by Claude Zidi.