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First-ever Eurovision winner Lys Assia dies aged 94

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The first-ever winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Lys Assia has passed away aged 94. She won the 1956 edition of the competition representing Switzerland with the song ‘Refrain’. Assia represented her homeland three times, in 1956, 1957 and 1958. 

Lys Assia was a very much loved Eurovision legend among the fans of the contest and didn’t miss the last editions. The Swiss singer even had recently tried to come back to the competition when she took part in her country’s 2012 national selection Die Grosse Entscheidungs Show along with the Hip-Hop band New Jack.

Our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Rest In Peace dear Lys Assia.

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