Karim Ouellet Biography – Karim Ouellet Wiki
Karim Ouellet was an indie-pop Singer-Songwriter from Quebec. He was best known for his 2012 hit song L’Amour. He won the Juno Award for Francophone Album of the year for his breakout second album Fox, during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg in 2014 and was a Félix award nominee.
Born in Dakar, Senegal, Ouellet was adopted at the age of three months by Quebec parents and grew up moving back and forth between Quebec City and France, Rwanda, Tunisia and Senegal, before returning to Quebec to study in his teens.
He first became known in 2007 for his collaborations with artists such as CEA, Webster & Limoilou Starz. However, it was his second album, Fox, that launched him to new heights, selling more than 33,000 copies and earning him five nominations at Quebec’s ADISQ awards in 2013 and the 2014 Juno for Francophone album of the year.
He was also named best new artist by Radio-Canada in 2013 and the single L’Amour earned him the Prix Félix-Leclerc, presented by the Francos de Montréal music festival, which supports young up-and-coming francophone artists.
He had celebrated his 37th birthday in December 2021 and was working on his fourth album, before his death, according to his profile on Spotify.
Karim Ouellet Age
He was born on December 8, 1984, in Dakar, Senegal. He died on January 17, 2022, in Quebec City, Canada. He was 37 years old.
Karim Ouellet Wife
Who is Karim Ouellet’s wife? It is unclear whether he was married.
Karim Ouellet Parents
He was adopted at the age of three months by Quebec parents.
Karim Ouellet Family
He is survived by his parents and sister, fellow Quebec singer-songwriter Sarahmée.
Karim Ouellet Death
Quebec singer-songwriter Karim Ouellet was found dead on January 17, 2022, at a music studio in Quebec City. His body was discovered at L’Unisson studio in Quebec City’s Saint-Roch neighbourhood, sources told Radio-Canada via CBC News.
Karim Ouellet’s parents and his sister Sarahmée confirmed his death in a Facebook post. Sarahmée wrote: “It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear Karim; a son, a brother, a friend and an exceptional musician.
“Karim will have left his mark in our hearts forever and we will continue to celebrate his life, his talent and his legacy.
“We ask the media and journalists to respect the privacy of the family and Karim at this difficult time.
“And thank you for this torrent of love for Karim, to those who have been touched by his words and his melodies, let’s continue to make his music resonate.”
Quebec Premier François Legault tweeted offering his condolences to Ouellet’s family, saying: “My condolences to the family and loved ones of Karim Ouellet, a young artist who brought a new style to Quebec music.”
Karim Ouellet Cause of Death
The cause of death is unknown.
Karim Ouellet Suicide
Did Karim Ouellet die by suicide? It is unclear how he died. The cause of death is pending examination by the Quebec City coroner’s office.