Jacques Hétu dies of cancer
Last Tuesday, Canadian composer Jacques Hétu died in Montreal, 71 years old. He lost his battle with long cancer. Shortly before his death he was honoured for lifetime achievement at the annual Opus Awards for classical music.
Hétu was a professor of music at Laval University, University of Montreal and University of Quebec in Montreal for more than 40 years.
His compositions are considered to well-structured, skillfully orchestrated, lyric and filled with emotion.