During this time Edith encountered a young man by the name of Albert who was a pimp for several prostitutes and even tried to persuade Edith to work for him. She refused, so he demanded large proportions of her money earned by singing and this continued until one of her friends, a girl named Nadia, forced into working for Albert, killed herself. On learning the relationship was over Albert attempted to shoot Edith; luckily without success.
In August 1935 Louis Dupont surprisingly contacted Edith. Marcelle; who at some point Louis had collected to care for himself, was gravely ill in hospital suffering from meningitis. Edith rushed to the Hôpital Tenon - Marcelle died just over a week later.