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Death of Fred Dewilde: why the designer killed himself

The cartoonist and survivor of the November 13 attacks, Fred Dewilde committed suicide. this Sunday, May 5. After the attack, he published several books and testified regularly in schools.

"November 13 ended up catching up with him". Fred Dewilde was at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan on November 13, 2015, when his life changed. Survivor of the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris, the designer and member of the victim assistance association Life For Paris, put an end to the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris, his days this Sunday, May 5, announcedé the association on ;quot;, assuredé his family in a press release shared by the association. Almost nine years after the attack which left at least 129 dead and 352 injured in the concert hall, he put an end to à his days &agrav; age 58.

"His immense appetite for life, his poignant works and his projects full of drawers were " mowed down in one night by an insurmountable suicidal impulse making him deaf to his voice. any future,” continues the family of Fred Dewilde. "They killed him" a second time, with no more than a second chance of 'survival'. Fred will no longer enlighten us with his frank smile, the warmth of his affection, his grand gestures which punctuated his phrasing. so slow,” adds his family. "In this busy worldé of conflicts, its legacy is a struggle. Private Fred has fallen today and we are his heirs,” concludes the press release.

Post-traumatic syndrome

Father of three children, Fred Dewilde recounted how he had lost everything in his previous life. Declared unfit, he had lost his job, his house, then his partner. He had delivered his testimony a year later in a comic book entitled Mon Bataclan (Lemieux). Over the course of 22 pages, the author recounted his ordeal against a black and white drawing background. A way for him to # 39;to begin his slow reconstruction despite his anxieties and his post-traumatic syndrome. "When I started' à redraw after the Bataclan, çité to draw the scenes in the pit. It’s an outlet, a psychoanalysis,” he assured Le Parisien in 2021.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116