This Friday, June 17, Jean-Louis Trintignant left us. This movie monster disappeared surrounded by his family, at the age of 91. “He died peacefully, of old age, this morning, at his home, in the Gard, surrounded by his relatives,” said his relatives in a press release sent to AFP. If he was an immense filmmaker, Jean-Louis Trintignant was struck down by a family tragedy in 2003 with the assassination of his daughter, Marie Trintignant, who died under the blows of her companion, Bertrand Cantat. In December 2018, the actor was kind enough to talk about his mourning, during his passage in C à vous.
Jean-Louis Trintignant then confided: “It does not heal. For fifteen years, it has completely defeated me. I died fifteen years ago, with it. Nothing helps me through this phase. I am going very badly. There are a lot of things that make me think of Marie. I’m even a little embarrassed, because sometimes it’s even a little too hot. I had a close relationship with Marie…” And for cause, the filmmaker was very close to his daughter but also to his grandchildren, with whom he had created a ritual, according to information published by Le Parisien.
Jean-Louis Trintignant “liked to play country grandfather”
Indeed, our colleagues reveal that Jean-Louis Trintignant was very close to the children of Marie, his daughter: “In the 1980s and 1990s, Jean-Louis and Marie Trintignant saw each other a lot in Uzès where they each bought a house. ‘Jean -Louis liked to play grandfather in the countryside: he went to pick up Marie’s sons at school when she was working’ says Vincent Quivy”, can we read in the daily article. A fusional relationship with his grandchildren, now in mourning for having lost their grandfather. A new tragedy has befallen the Trintignant family.
Jean-Louis Trintignant © JACOVIDES-BORDE-MOREAU