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Death of Bernard Pivot: illness stronger since his withdrawal from Goncourt

The writer and presenter Bernard Pivot died at the age of 89. He had transmitted his passion for words à the whole of France, for decades.

Bernard Pivot is no more. This Monday, May 6, 2024, his family announced; his death following an illness AFP. The former presenter and writer died shortly after his death. at the age of 89 years old Neuilly-sur-Seine. Creator of the show "Apostrophe" on Antenne 2, he made people love books à millions of French people. Ex-journalist and president of the Académie Goncourt, he was also present at the Academy. the show "Bouillon de culture" and organized à From 1985, the Discos d'or, a spelling championship that became international.

Journalist, writer, presenter…

N&eac; May 5, 1935 à Lyon, this lover of the French language, first studied law in the capital of Gaul, then journalism there. Paris. Diplômé from the Center for the Training of Journalists (CFJ) in 1957, he joined Le Figaro litteraire in 1958, then became head of the literary department of Le Figaro. It begins at television in 1973 by hosting the literary magazine "Ouvrez les quotation marks". Since then,  "Apostrophe", "Bouillon de culture"… We can no longer count the successes in which Bernard Pivot has participated. He notably received great writers like Marguerite Duras as well as musicians and actors. Brassens and Ferré paraded on his sets. Bernard Pivot was a major player in the rich days of French television. He had also chaired the the Goncourt Academy from 2004 to 2004 2019.

An entire life dedicated to words

Bernard Pivot has also written numerous works on his passions, literature and words, but also football and wine. "But life goes on", his latest work published in 2021, which looked like two tastes of water ' an autobiography, spoke in particular about growing old. His glasses fixed on the tip of his nose have made him a must-see man on the small screen.

In recent years, he was very active on Twitter, as if to prolong an entire life dedicated to his work. eacute;e to words. He shared his moods with more than a million subscribers. In an interview given to JDD in April 2023, he indicated the reasons which had pushed him to join. à withdraw from the Académie Goncourt and the media: "I remainedé silent because evil struck me à the head, seat of the brain and speech. Better to remain silent while waiting for the memory to recharge and the thought to flourish again. A characteristic discretion of the character. In 1992, he refused the Legion of Honor.

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