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Funeral of Claude Brasseur: a last farewell to the actor “who loved life shamelessly”

Personalities of the 7th art including Nicole Calfan, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jean Benguigui and filmmakers Danièle Thompson and Fabien Onteniente paid a last tribute on Tuesday in Paris to Claude Brasseur, who died at 84 on December 22. At the invitation of the family, a hundred anonymous attended the religious service organized in the Saint-Roch church, the Parisian parish of the chaplaincy of artists.

Death is sad but life is beautiful. And God knows he loved her shamelessly“said his son, actor Alexandre Brasseur, during the service, with a thought for”the child of the trailer“what was his father.”You told me that your only small ambition would be to be part of the nostalgia for tomorrow. I believe that all of us here are already nostalgic for yesterday. Thank you dad ! We love you“, he added. Louis, the grandson of Claude Brasseur, then read Happiness, poem by Jacques Prévert.

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For Father Luc Reydel, chaplain of artists, “Claude Brasseur worked his talent to share it and, in return, was so loved by the FrenchThe actor was to be buried in the afternoon and in strict privacy in the Père-Lachaise cemetery, where his father, actor Pierre Brasseur, rests.

The funeral of Claude Brasseur at Saint-Roch church in Paris, December 29, 2020. & nbsp;  (STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

In more than 60 years of career, Claude Brasseur will have turned in more than 110 films, passing also by the cases television and theater. Following the generations of spectators, he will be remembered as Vidocq, Daniel, member of the band ofAn elephant cheats a lot and We will all go to heaven alongside Victor Lanoux, Jean Rochefort and Guy Bedos. He was also François, the father of Sophie Marceau in The party or Jacky in Camping and its consequences.

The former resident of the Conservatory, jack-of-all-trades, has also toured with figures from the New Wave such as François Truffaut (A beautiful girl like me) and Jean-Luc Godard (Keeping to himself).

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