Singer and television host “Pierre Lalonde” has died – He was 75.

Pierre Lalonde (20 January 1941 – 21 June 2016) was a singer and television host from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Lalonde attended high school in the United States but returned to Canada in 1960, where he worked at radio station CKJL with his father in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. Shortly after, he worked in Montreal at CJMS.

In 1961, Lalonde moved to television station CFTM-TV to host a variety of programs, including the popular show Jeunesse d’aujourd’hui (Today’s Youth). The following year, he released his first single and made his first LP in 1963. Lalonde mainly recorded in French, but he released a number of singles in English as well.

Lalonde’s success led to his own program in New York, The Peter Martin Show, in 1967 on WPIX. He also recorded one album, Introducing Peter Martin, under this name.

His English language shows include Music Hop, The Mad Dash, Circus and The Pierre Lalonde Show, In 1983 and 1984 he hosted the Miss Teen Canada Pageant.

His father, Jean Lalonde, was a popular singer in the 1940s.

Lalonde died on June 21, 2016 at the age of 75.