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Lys Assia
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Lys Assia (2012)
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Birth name Rosa Mina Schärer
Born (1924-03-03)3 March 1924
Origin Aargau, Switzerland
Died 24 March 2018(2018-03-24) (aged 94)
Zurich, Switzerland
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1942–2018

Lys Assia (born Rosa Mina Schärer; 3 March 1924, Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland – 24 March 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland) was a Swiss singer. She won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. When Assia was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer.

Assia died on 24 March 2018 at Zurich's Zollikerberg Hospital.

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