Comedy, director and director Robert Hossein passed away at the age of 93, leaving behind a huge career in both theater and cinema.
The entertainment world is in mourning. The actor and director Robert Hossein, has died at the age of 93. The artist took his breath away after “a respiratory problem”, reported his wife, actress Candice Patou. This director, passionate at heart, would have died of Covid-19 in hospital a few hours after having blown out his 93 candles, in Meurthe-et-Moselle. According to Le Point’s information, this brilliant artist would have ” contracted the funeral virus during a previous hospitalization”.
Robert Hossein was known for many successful films like “Les misérables” or “Venus Beauté”. In the 60s, its notoriety exploded thanks to the role of Joffrey de Peyrac in ” Angélique, marquise des Anges”. Behind the camera, this father of four has directed some big names, such as Lino Ventura and Jean Carmet in “Les Misérables” in 1982, or Johnny Hallyday in “Point de chute” in 1970. In the 80s, he had met a phenomenal success with “Les Misérables”, its adaptation in the musical comedy of the work of Victor Hugo. Throughout his immense career which spanned from 1948 to 2019, Robert Hossein distinguished himself in nearly a hundred films. He gave the reply to Brigitte Bardot in “
The theater was also one of his favorite fields. Robert Hossein was awarded in 1995 with a Molière d’honneur for his work as a whole. He had to his credit incredible creations and staging on the life of Jesus Christ, the French Revolution, or even Ben-Hur. “He was an actor, author, director, he was the prince of popular theater, his successes are not counted, he had a charming smile, a velvet eye, a beautiful voice: so many assets for a man who had the charm of Robert HOSSEIN – that’s normal since it was him! “, was moved on Twitter the former president of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob.
Il a été acteur, auteur, metteur en scène, c’était le prince du théâtre populaire, on ne compte pas ses succès, il avait un sourire charmeur, un œil de velours, une belle voix : que d’atouts pour un homme qui avait le charme de Robert HOSSEIN – c’est normal puisque c’était lui!
— gilles jacob (@jajacobbi) December 31, 2020