"It's me in six years": Christophe Dechavanne devastated by the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut ...

“It’s me in six years”: Christophe Dechavanne devastated by the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut …


Already more than a month than Jean-Pierre Pernaut left us. The former star of the 13H TV newspaper on TF1 East died March 2, 2022 at the age of 71. This Friday, April 8, 2022, he is said to have celebrated his 72nd birthday. The opportunity for his loved ones, like his now widowed wife Nathalie Marquay but also of his children, to pay tribute to him on social media. On the same day, a well-known figure in the French audiovisual landscape spoke. Interviewed by our colleagues from TV Mag, Christophe Dechavanne evokes the loss of this great journalist, he who had attended his funeral last month at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.

The death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut, Christophe Dechavanne lived it badly … “It was very brutal, I had him on the phone not long before he diedI didn’t think it would go down well with him like that, eitherhe recalls. I know people who had had him barely a week before and to whom he said with his big smile and rocky laugh, ‘Worry, it’s going to do it.’“In fact, Jen-Pierre Pernaut’s health deteriorated in a matter of weeks. Jean-Pierre Pernaut was placed in a deep coma and lost his life in an open-heart secret operation.

The star host of TF1 in particular known for being in charge of cult shows like Heavens, my Tuesday! et Cuckoo is us! shares a lot with the former 13H reporter. “I have a lot of memories with him. We weren’t the same guys at all, we didn’t think the same things, we didn’t have the same opinions but we had respect for each other because we worked togetherhe explains. Twenty years old, obviously not trivial, so apart from the pain, I had to attend his funeral.“Even more, Christophe Dechavanne identifies in spite of himself with his former colleague:”It’s a bit con that I’m going to say but it’s even more violent because at my age we do a bit of projection. Jean-Pierre is me in six years. It adds up.“A meaningful statement for the 64-year-old host …

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