PERNAUT. If his health issues were known, the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut would upset the television world and beyond. The journalist has had a sudden worsening in recent weeks as she appears to be fiercely battling a third cancer…
He was the main face of the 1:00 p.m. newscast, but also the spokesperson for a forgotten and nostalgic France. Jean-Pierre Pernaut, who spent 33 years at the head of the midday newspaper in TF1, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the age of 71. The announcement was made to Agence the same day by his wife, Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut. France Press. “Tom, Lou, Olivier and Julien’s father died of lung cancer”, can we read in the press release confirming the death of “JPP” Wednesday afternoon, minutes before another TF1 press release?
Jean-Pierre Pernaut had been battling cancer since 2018. The journalist was treated for prostate cancer in 2018, but had to battle lung cancer twice three years later. Jean-Pierre Pernaut, who was operated on for a lung tumor in the summer, went into convalescence and was then able to resume his activities at LCI, which started at the end of 2020, after retiring from the 1pm news. In the fall of 2021, the other lung will also become infected, this time inoperable.
Statement by Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut
Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut confided her husband’s last days, without giving details about his health, in an interview published at 8 p.m. on TF1 on March 3, 2022. “He fought to the end, he was super strong. Yet Jean-Pierre was someone who sometimes complained about nothing. A little flu, a little pain.” “He didn’t want to retire at first,” he says of his 1 o’clock retreat. I said, “I want you to take advantage of us, the kids are grown, I want us both to travel. We were dying to be together, to be an old couple.” And to admit: “He wasn’t retired after all. He was a workaholic. He was always worried about his TF1 family, always wanted it to be good”.
For 33 years, Jean-Pierre Pernaut had been the king of the midday news, with a story centering on forgotten France and the country. A line and tone that is often criticized but still very popular. JPP pulled out of the news on December 18, 2020, when it was at the height of its viewership and popularity. Since the announcement of JPP’s death, the entire television world, and France at large, has paid homage to this column of information.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut has lung cancer Inoperable, as announced in the fall of 2021. This wasn’t his first battle with the disease. In 2018, after taking a break from broadcasting for a while, he announced that he had defeated prostate cancer. The journalist had also tried to break a taboo by speaking very freely about the disease and how he put all his chances on his side to beat it. In the summer of 2021, JPP was again diagnosed with cancer, this time able to operate on her lung. It was his other inoperable lung that forced him into radiotherapy sessions. According to various sources, including TV columnist Isabelle Morini-Bosc, this was cancer relief when she succumbed to health issues.
Journalist took several minor blows in January 2022. It was his wife, Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut, who announced it herself on the set of Touche, not for me. Isabelle Morini-Bosc also explained in this regard that what caused Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s death was a general deterioration in health, and not directly lung cancer, which he “apparently gained”.
open heart surgery also decided at the beginning of 2022 according to Isabelle Morini-Bosc. Jean-Pierre Pernaut had undergone this emergency heart surgery earlier in the year. However, according to the TPMP columnist, the JT host “recovered” from the intervention but later faced a “sudden deterioration in his general condition”.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut was going to fall into a coma a few days before his death. That’s at least what Isabelle Morini-Bosc still announces, who will get this information directly from Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut. The worsening of the journalist’s health indeed “forced him to fall asleep”. In the end, no miracles will happen. Jean-Pierre Pernaut died on March 2, 2022 at the Georges Pompidou Hospital.
Born in Amiens on April 8, 1950, Jean-Pierre Pernaut was a journalist and television presenter. He served as the host of the 1:00 p.m. newscast on TF1 from 1988 to 2020. For decades, Jean-Pierre Pernaut has established himself as the actual pope of midday television. With it, the 1:00 p.m. news took on a very special identity, dedicated to rural France and its heritage. Jean-Pierre Pernaut will also be a trial monster when he’s at the top of his news every lunch hour, bringing together nearly 5 million viewers, or four out of ten in that time frame.
The journalist also had a very long life on the air: Jean-Pierre Pernaut celebrated his thirtieth birthday at 13:00 in February 2018. On December 18, 2020, after 33 years on the air on TF1 to hit the road, he left the news emotionally. new projects in the television group. On November 22, 2021, barely a year after they broke up and three years after his first prostate cancer recovery, wife Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut confirmed that her husband had lung cancer.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut was born on April 8, 1950, in Amiens, or rather Quevauvillers, where he spent his childhood. His mother is a pharmacist and his father is the manager of a machine tool factory. He has an older brother named Jean-François, a doctor who died in 2016 after a long illness. Before becoming a journalist, Jean-Pierre Pernaut studied at the Cité Scolaire and at the private school Saint-Martin in Amiens.
After taking courses at the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille, Jean-Pierre Pernaut was first selected to host the 11 p.m. newscast on TF1. He co-hosted Yves Mourosi’s 1:00 p.m. newscast from 1978 to 1980. Then he became a correspondent and a department editor in the economy section of the channel. In 1983 he was promoted to vice-president of the “Investigations and Reports” service. The summer of 1987 was a new milestone in his career. Officially replaced the presentation of the 13:00 and 20:00 newspapers. This led TF1 to entrust him with the chairmanship of the 13:00 newspaper on February 22, 1988.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut will be leaving that seat for just seven weeks in 2018 to treat prostate cancer, then during his confinement in March 2020, for safety reasons due to his age and past illness. He finally leaves the presentation of the 13:00 news on December 18, 2020, but continues his projects for the first channel. Marie-Sophie Lacarrau has been named to replace Jean-Pierre Pernaut in the presentation of the 1pm newscast on TF1 since the start of 2020.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut presented his last 13:00 news on 18 December 2020. 33 years later, at the presentation of the afternoon reunion on TF1, the host bid his audience farewell during a special edition. On this occasion, many surprises were reserved for the 70-year-old journalist. At the end of JT, Jean-Pierre Pernaut delivered an emotional message. “It’s time for me to bid you farewell,” began Jean-Pierre Pernaut, sobbing in his voice, welcoming the “very strong bonds” he had formed with his audience. After thanking his “three bosses”, reporters, colleagues and technicians, Jean-Pierre Pernaut spoke of his friend and his now-deceased mother who “never missed a newspaper”. And to finish with tears in her eyes: “Admit it at my age you might want another rhythm. […]. Despite the difficulties, I wish you a Merry Christmas, I love you, I will never forget you”.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut therefore justified his departure from the 1:00 p.m. news show on TF1, by inspiring a desire to change the pace. But it’s hard to talk about retirement: the 70-year-old journalist has since been developing other projects with the TF1 group. On December 18, the presenter launched JPP TV, a free online video platform that offers the best reports and archives of 1 p.m. news, as well as playlists about the themes that the presenter loves, especially heritage, environment, culture and region. News. There were also special heritage defense operations such as SOS Villages or Your Finest Market. On January 9, 2021, Jean-Pierre Pernaut launched a new weekly program titled “Jean-Pierre and You in LCI”, the news channel of the TF1 group. This program honored the French vision for news, with live interventions from several regions and exchanges with LCI journalists on set. The favorite host of the French also presented reports on terrorism to TF1 magazine’s Grands interviews.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut married Nathalie Marquay on June 23, 2007. His wife was named Miss France in 1987 and has worked as an actress and television host ever since. The couple met during the 2002 Miss France election. They had two children together. Before marrying Nathalie Marquay, Jean-Pierre Pernaut was married to Dominique Bonnet, with whom he had two children.
In September 2018, Jean-Pierre Pernaut was absent from TF1’s JT – which is extremely rare – and left the paper’s presentation to Jacques Legros, fueling intense rumors about his health. On Tuesday, September 25, the TV star finally told her 80,000 fans on Twitter that she was sick and had just had surgery for prostate cancer. The journalist himself stated that he suffered from this disease, without specifying when he was detected and for how long he had been treated.
Good morning everybody
I need to take some time off from the 1:00 p.m. newscast. I had prostate cancer surgery. Everything is going well.
— Jean-Pierre Pernaut (@pernautjp) September 25, 2018
In an interview with Le Parisien on November 12, 2018, a few weeks after the operation, Jean-Pierre Pernaut explained that his doctor had told him that he “could see himself as healed”. His return to the 1:00 p.m. news on TF1 will happen the same day, a little less than two months after his medical leave began.
On November 22, 2021, three years after being treated for prostate cancer, Jean-Pierre Pernaut spoke up again on social networks, this time to confirm a new cancer in his lung. It’s an inoperable disease. The server then “everything [allait] well, everything [était] On the C8 channel, his wife, Nathalie Marquay, announced that her husband had been operated for the first time in July 2021, but this time his other lung was affected. very very heavy. I mean, he’s doing radiotherapy there.
According to Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut, new examinations were due in January 2022 to “see more clearly.” “He has a steely morality, after that we are with him. He fights. […] We won against the prostate and the second lung. So I don’t see why we can’t win. Cancer does not mean death,” confirmed Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s wife. This will be the latest news about the health of his relatives.