The missing of 2019: TV
As in 2018, 2019 was marked by the loss of several big names from the artistic colony. Here are some of those to whom we have said goodbye in recent months, but who will remain alive through their works.
André La Chapelle (November 21, 88 years old)
Model of grace and beauty, the actress was from the birth of television, appearing in many teletheatres. Too often associated with characters from the bourgeoisie, notably in Monsieur the Minister and La Maison Deschênes, she will experience her richest experiences in theater, and will become the face of Marcel Dubé. His last performance in the feature film It was raining birds, one of his rare in the cinema, will only earn him praise.
Réal Giguère (February 11, 85)
A television monument, he participated in the beginnings of Télé-Métropole, a station with which he would remain associated for most of his long career, with programs such as Dix sur dix, Réal Giguère illimited and Galaxie. Author of television series, he signs L’or du temps for eight seasons on TVA. Also an actor and singer in his spare time, he goes up on stage for La cage aux folles and obtains an immense success on disc with Gros jambon.
Pierre Nadeau (September 3, 82 years old)
An emblematic journalist for Radio-Canada, he remains one of the biggest news stars, having covered conflicts almost everywhere on the planet. Master of muscular interviews, he met the biggest, and animated Le 60, Le point, Enjeux and many public affairs magazines, at Radio-Canada but also Radio-Québec and at TVA. A model never equaled.
Jean Pagé (December 10, 73 years old)
Born in Chicoutimi, he made his debut at Radio-Canada station in Quebec, before becoming a prominent figure on the sports team in Montreal, from where he hosted The Hockey Night. He moved to TQS in 2003 to pilot the debates by 110% and L’attaque à 5 for eight years. He will take his role as spokesperson for Procure, an organization that educates men about the importance of screening and preventing prostate cancer, which he suffered from, very seriously.
Louise Desrosiers, January 12, 59: Host and columnist for Quebec at Café Show, Noah’s Ark and Not so stupid as that
Kristoff St. John, February 3, 52: African-American actor, he played Neil Winters in the soap The fires of love since 1991
Luke Perry, March 4, 52: American actor famous for his role as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210
Ken Kercheval, April 21, 83: American actor, best known for his role as Cliff Barnes in Dallas
Doris Day, May 13, 97: American singer and actress, film and comedy star Que Sera Sera
Tim Conway, May 14, 85: American comedian, starring star of the Carol Burnett Show at CBS
Jocelyne Blouin, May 27, 68: Meteorologist, she presented the Téléjournal weather reports from 1978 to 2011
Claude Lemieux, June 29, 67: Actor and director, performer for journalist Bertrand Fournel in Omertà
France Nadeau, July 9, 85 years old: Journalist and host of Woman of Today at Radio-Canada, mother of Pascale Nadeau