“The day I died”: this joke from Bernard Pivot which is particularly moving after his death

“The day I died”: this joke from Bernard Pivot which is particularly moving after his death
“The day I died”: this joke from Bernard Pivot which is particularly moving after his death

This May 6, book lovers mourn the death of Bernard Pivot. The man who allowed millions of French people to love reading has died at the age of 89. He suffered from an illness that affected his brain and had since retired from public life.

A few years ago, he joked about his death. Words that resonate now today that the writer and journalist has left us.

Bernard Pivot died at the age of 89

This Monday, May 6, the family of Bernard Pivot announced that the famous journalist and writer had died. In 2022, France Dimanche indicated that Bernard Pivot had been hospitalized in secret and was very weakened. A year later, the “King Read” finally agreed to say more about his health in the Sunday newspaper. “I remained silent because evil struck me on the head, seat of the brain and speech. It is better to remain silent while waiting for the memory to recharge and the thoughts to flourish again.”he declared.

This great writer will have left his mark on the history of literature in the French audiovisual landscape. Thanks to its literary broadcasts, notably Apostrophes on Antenne 2, the native of Lyon allowed millions of viewers to love books.

Bernard Pivot: his words on his death which move us today

This Monday, May 6, Bernard Pivot died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, as his daughter Cécile announced to AFP. The media paid him touching tributes and looked back on the highlights of his career. On RTL, Bernard Lehut remembers this moment when Bernard Pivot welcomed Vladimir Nabokov on the show Apostrophes. He demanded to have whiskey during the interview. “The whiskey had been placed in a teapot and Bernard Pivot regularly told him (…) but Mr. Nabokotv, have some more tea!“.

Bernard Lehut also recalled the humor of Bernard Pivot, and these words that the writer uttered several years ago. “He said ‘lhe journalists are so used to calling me when a writer dies, that the day I die, I am convinced that they will call me“. A moving statement on May 6, the day of his death. The RTL journalist added, very moved and with a trembling voice, “that was not the case, we were not able to call you this evening Bernard Pivot“. The disappearance of Bernard Pivot saddens millions of French people.

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