WATCH ABOVE: Singer Marie-Mai performs an acoustic version of Katy Perry’s Firework to honour MontrealConcerts.com founder Richard Legault, who passed away in February. Global’s Rachel Lau reports.
MONTREAL – The music community was devastated after 42-year-old journalist and MontrealConcerts founder Richard Legault passed away suddenly on February 16, 2015.
So, when Journal de Montreal journalist Raphaël Gendron-Martin asked Quebecoise singer Marie-Mai to sing a tribute to the music lover it seemed natural that she would perform an acoustic rendition of ‘Firework’ with her husband Fred St-Gelais playing guitar – a song Legault had a soft spot for.
The internet has gone crazy over the video since its release four days ago.
Perry’s management sent Gendron-Martin this mission accomplished note: “Well, you got it to her. Cheers.”