Death of Jean-Pierre Descombes, host of the “8pm Games”

Death of Jean-Pierre Descombes, host of the “8pm Games”
Death of Jean-Pierre Descombes, host of the “8pm Games”

The host Jean-Pierre Descombes, famous for having hosted in the 1970s and 80s the 8 p.m. gamesalongside master Capello, has just died at the age of 76.

Presenter Jean-Pierre Descombes, who presented the very popular show “Les Jeux de 20 heures” on FR3 from 1976 to 1987, died Sunday at the age of 76 from Parkinson’s disease, his son announced to AFP on Monday.

Jean-Pierre Descombes, who had suffered from this neurological disease for more than ten years, died at his home, according to his son Romain Descombes.

After The 8 p.m. GamesJean-Pierre Descombes had been the voice-over for other successful entertainment shows in the 80s and 90s, The right price et A gold family on TF1.

From 2018, he participated in Cyril Hanouna’s broadcasts on C8, such as Do not touch My TV! or The big laugh.

But Jean-Pierre Descombes remains best known for The 8 p.m. Gamesborn at a time when there were only three channels in France.

General knowledge questions

In this program which competed with the television news of TF1 and Antenne 2, general knowledge questions were asked of celebrities on set and anonymous candidates in duplex from a provincial town.

The show was presented by Jean-Pierre Descombes, microphone in hand in the audience from the province, and other hosts on set, including Marc Menant, Jean-Pierre Foucault, Harold Kay and the referee Maître Capello (the linguist Jacques Capelovici).

In the 2000s, Jean-Pierre Descombes retrained in hosting trade fairs, galas and events such as the tour of former glories from the 60s and 70s. Tender age and wooden head in 2012.

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