Many personalities and organizations turned to social networks on Friday to express their sympathy and mourn the death of actor, singer and philanthropist Jean Lapointe.
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“Quebec is losing a great artist with many talents. First a singer; all Quebecers know “Chante-la ta chanson”. A comic that could make us laugh to tears. And an actor who played Duplessis; a performance that is one of the great moments of our TV. My condolences to the family and loved ones. Goodbye, Mr. Lapointe”.
My most sincere thoughts to the family and loved ones of Jean Lapointe. A life marked by laughter, unforgettable characters and remarkable social involvement. Quebec is losing a big one.
“It is a great among the great who is leaving us. Jean Lapointe has marked generations with his art and his commitment. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon
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The filmmaker Érik Canuel, who directed Jean Lapointe in his film The Last Tunnel (2004) paid a beautiful tribute to the singer and actor, Friday, on his Facebook page:
“Bon voyage my dear Jean, wrote the director of Bon Cop, Bad Cop. A well deserved rest. You made us laugh, think, cry… you name it. And this, always with a talent at the height of the being that you were, that is to say: whole. True.
“You weren’t afraid to say things the way you felt. Our meeting was brief but so enriching for the director that I was at that time. Thank you again for this breathtaking interpretation which earned you the recognition of your great talent. Your crossing has left no one indifferent both in the profession and in your charitable works. Kudos to the man you were and are. You will stay with us for a long time. We are already bored. All my thoughts to the family. He is there watching us and he must be laughing!
“ADISQ salutes the career of Jean Lapointe and offers its sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
“He was from the village of Price in my constituency. A fantastic actor and musician who will have contributed significantly to the fight against addictions through the house that bears his name. I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Thank you, Jean Lapointe.”
“Jean Lapointe has just left us. Several of his roles have marked us: comedian, actor, humorist, and the one through which he helped so many people to free themselves from their addiction! Sweet thoughts to @jmlapointe and all his loved ones. Quebec loses one of its greatest.
Pierre Karl Peladeau
“Jean Lapointe had the gift of making people laugh and make people think. I had the chance to know this generous man through the great friendship he and my father maintained throughout their lives. Condolences to his family, loved ones and admirers.
“My condolences to the family and loved ones. I have a special thought for my friend @jmlapointe.”
“Thank you, Mr. Lapointe, for your contribution to our culture, to our reflections in the face of difficulties! Your generosity, kindness and hard-earned wisdom shone through in every interview. My thoughts are with your family and many friends.
Yves Francois Blanchet
“Under the shock and shake of the memories of my youth, I learn of the death of the great, touching and handsome Jean Lapointe. I wish his loved ones, his family and the artists who worked with him, a serene sadness and beautiful memories too. Bon voyage to his laughter and his tears.”
“I would have had the chance to work with Jean Lapointe. Quebec is losing a great man. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”
“Comedian, actor, singer, comedian, Jean Lapointe has left an indelible mark on the entertainment world in Quebec. We will keep an unforgettable memory of his many passages on our stages. Our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant
“As an artist, as a senator and through his social involvement, Jean Lapointe left his mark on Quebec and all of Canada. An exceptional man whom I had the privilege of knowing in Ottawa. Today, my thoughts turn to his loved ones.”
Martin Cloutier, comedian
“At the end of the 70s, we were able to name our favorite singer, our actor, our comedian by naming his name only and we were right. It’s big like that he was Jean Lapointe. My condolences to his children and loved ones.”
Jean-Michel Anctil, humorist, actor and host
“Sad news to learn of the death of Jean Lapointe. A man I loved very much. The first comedy show I saw on stage was Jean Lapointe and I remember saying to my mother, one day you’re going to come here and I’ll be on stage. Thank you Jean for giving me the desire to do this job. Thank you for the laughs and your kindness towards me. We just lost a great man. My deepest sympathy to family and friends.”
Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal
“Jean Lapointe was a monument to Quebec culture and a source of inspiration for thousands of people. Above all, the Maison Jean Lapointe is one of his most precious legacies. Thank you for everything, Jean.”
“The whole large family of “L’Itinéraire offers its most sincere condolences to the loved ones of Jean Lapointe as well as to all the people who loved him. We salute the work of the man, the actor and the great humanist, who was a key figure in Quebec. If he knew how to make us laugh and move us on television and in the cinema, we owe him immense gratitude for La Maison Jean Lapointe. Thanks to his center, thousands of people struggling with alcohol, drug addiction and other addictions have been able to change their lives. Thank you Mr. Lapointe. We send our thoughts of courage and kindness to his son Jean-Marie Lapointe, a friend of L’Itinéraire, and his sister Anne Elizabeth .”
Guy Nantel, comedian
“Jean Lapointe was a man of heart, a great humorist of my childhood, but also and above all one of the greatest dramatic actors of the last decades (“Duplessis”, “Les Ordres” etc.) My thoughts to Jean-Marie and to the family. Hi John!”
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
“Throughout his life, Jean Lapointe was celebrated for his artistic contributions, his philanthropy and his service. He leaves us a remarkable legacy. My thoughts are with his family, friends and fans who mourn his passing.”
– With the collaboration of Maxime Demers