Sunday, October 28, 2018

RIP Philippe Gildas

The French journalist and host Philippe Gildas has died at the age of 82, it was announced Sunday morning October 28, 2018 by his former sidekick, Antoine de Caunes. He died during the night of Saturday to Sunday following a bout with cancer. According to Europe 1, where he worked for a long time, he had been hospitalized for seven weeks in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. A man of radio and television, he was one of the first to mix journalism and entertainment in France, notably at the helm of Canal +'s flagship program "Nulle Part Ailleurs". Philippe Leprêtre was born November 12, 1935 in Auray in Morbihan. At the end of the 1950s, he was a student of classics at the Sorbonne, he understood that he was not made for professors and turned to journalism on the advice of Jean Yanne. Born Philippe Lepretre in Aury, Morbihan, France on November 12, 1935.  He quickly chose a pseudonym one night when he was forced to take to the airwaves to plug a hole. It would be Gildas, the first name of his eldest son. He created the morning drive, a slice of information that accompanied the listener while awakening on his way to work, and would be one of the pillars, to RTL and Europe 1. In 1969. Gildas was a producer on the 1990-1993 Euro-western TV series ‘The New Zorro’ starring Duncan Regher.  

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