The endearing “Tannant” Pierre Marcotte has died

L’attachant «Tannant» Pierre Marcotte is deceased

Pierre Marcotte passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2022, at the age of 83.

He was considered a perfect gentleman, of exemplary elegance, and he will forever remain an endearing “Tanning” in the hearts of Quebecers. Host Pierre Marcotte died on Wednesday, July 13, in the evening, at the age of 83.

Pierre Marcotte was hospitalized at the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie du Québec, and died of complications related to COVID-19, announced Productions Martin Leclerc, which was to produce the show Les après-midi by Pierre Marcotte, which the main interested party was to offer at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal in the fall.

Toujours Tannant

Born November 25, 1938, Pierre Marcotte began his career as a radio host and trained in drama with the late Sita Riddez. After contracts in Granby, Trois-Rivières and Quebec, he became one of the headliners of CKVL, popular Montreal radio.

On television, he was a figurehead at hosts of quiz shows and variety shows. He first co-hosted shows with the late Claude Boulard, before going to the 400 blows with the band of Tannings, at Télé-Métropole (now TVA).

The Tanners were Roger Giguère, Gilles Latulippe, Paolo Noël, Shirley Théroux, Christine Chartrand, Anne Renée and Joël Denis, who entertained viewers from 1973 to 1977 with music and humor, with sketches, games and other skits good kid. In 2016, Les Tannants returned to the stage; Pierre Marcotte, Shirley Théroux and Joël Denis had gone on tour with the show C'est fou fou fou! to reconnect with their audience of yesteryear, and had launched an album and a book biographical.

Pierre Marcotte never stopped working afterwards, leading meetings on various forums, from TVA to TQS, via Canal Vox, where he conducted major interviews. He was also recognized as a seasoned businessman, he who was manager for 25 years of the Hélène-de-Champlain restaurant, on Île Sainte-Hélène, in Parc Jean-Drapeau, in Montreal. Position he left in January 2010.

This great lover of the sea and boats was also president of the Fondation des artistes (UDA) and settled in the last years of his life in the Charlevoix region.

Shirley Théroux saddened

Pierre Marcotte leaves to mourn his spouse, Denise Plouffe, as well as his two sons, Pascal (born of his union with the now deceased singer Ginette Ravel, whom Pierre Marcotte had married at the beginning of his career) and Bruno-Pierre. The latter is the result of Mr. Marcotte's relationship with singer and host Shirley Théroux. Pierre Marcotte had also been in a relationship with ex-host Reine Malo for a few years, at the end of the 2000s.

Shirley Théroux also reacted to the departure of her ex-husband and friend, on social networks, late Wednesday evening.

“Pierre has been able to bring you joy and happiness throughout his career. He loved you very much and he had great respect for you his audience. I am touched by your thoughts and your sweet words of sympathy. Bruno-Pierre and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” wrote the lady.

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