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Death of Jean Guichard: Bruno Retailleau Praises “a Cultural Figure”

The actor, director and author Jean Guichard died on Wednesday in Angers. President of the Region Bruno Retailleau worked with Jean Guichard when he was vice president responsible for culture before 2004. It evokes the great man of the theatre, he knew, and paid tribute to him.

Jean Guichard, creator of the Regional Theatre of the Loire Valley and imaginary encounters in the monuments of the region, author of a hundred plays, died on Wednesday in Angers. The funeral ceremony will be held on Friday 19th May at 2pm in the church of Avrillé (Maine-et-Loire).

In a statement, the president of Bruno Retailleau Region honors Jean Guichard, “a man who was deeply marked as it marked the cultural life of the Loire Valley” .

“A profound humanity”

“Author, actor, creator passionate, genuine smuggler of Loire heritage, our region needs her magnificent achievements like the Theater of the Loire Valley that he founded or imaginary meetings that have illuminated the ligériennes abbeys of Nieul-sur- Autise to Épau through Clermont, the Roe, Nyoiseau, Saint-Georges-sur-Loire, Montreuil-Bellay, Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu and of course Fontevraud.

This is a great cultural figure who has just died, and with it, a man of deep humanity with which I have had the luck and happiness to work when I was the Regional Vice Chairman in charge of the culture.

My thoughts are with his family, especially his daughter, and all his relatives. With them, we mourn the departure of “King John” leaving a cultural legacy he now returns to grow.

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