Marked by the death of Jean-Louis Trintignant, the summer did not start in the best way. It was this Friday, June 17 that the iconic actor left us at the age of 91. Behind him, Jean-Louis Trintignant leaves a rich cultural heritage. And God… Created Woman (1956), Love (2012), Le Fanfaron (1962), A Man and a Woman (1966), Z (1969) and The Conformist (1970): his film career will have been at the less as rich as his personal life.
In addition to his fabulous career, Jean-Louis Trintignant was the father of three children: Pauline, Marie and Vincent, all born from his relationship with Nadine Trintignant. But the actor’s life was also filled with drama. Her first daughter, Pauline, died aged just ten months in 1970, while her second, Marie, died aged 41. Savagely beaten by her companion, Bertrand Cantat, she died severely beaten in a hotel room during the night of July 26 to 27, 2003. This act of barbarism by the singer of Noir Désir haunted Jean-Louis Trintignant until his last breath.
“Jean-Louis Trintignant could hardly move”
During his last months of life, the least we can say is that the fabulous actor was very physically impaired. While his former wife, Nadine Trintignant, described him as severely weakened, this conclusion was also shared by writer and journalist Laurent Del Bono, who was writing the film legend’s biography, which will be available very shortly.
“I knew he was in very bad shape. He could hardly see anymore, he had diabetes and could hardly move. He was in a state of suffering. It’s weird when you’re at the end of a biography of ‘to learn that the person is dead. But on the other hand, there is a logic. The person is dead and the biography can be written in its entirety, the end point is set, “said the latter to Woman Current.
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