Former Quebec former host and businessman Pierre Marcotte died on Wednesday, at the age of 83, confirmed TVA Nouvelles.
Born in 1938 in Joliette, Pierre Marcotte began his career as an animator on the radio.
It was however with the program Les Tannants, broadcast at Télé-Métropole in the 1970s, that he had a real success.
What was Pierre Marcotte cause of death?
He succumbed to the COVID-19 at the University Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec, confirmed the productions Martin Leclerc, by press release.
There is no information from his family regarding his cause of death at this moment
Who was Pierre Marcotte?
Pierre Marcotte is the son of Charles-Bruno Marcotte and Bella Sirois. He began his communication career as a radio host. He takes drama lessons with Sita Riddez.
His journey leads him to Granby, Trois-Rivières and Quebec. He then became one of the star leaders of CKVL, a famous Montreal radio station.
He really starts his television career by co-hosting with Claude Boulard, several quizzes and varieties. But the program that was going to put him on the head of the poster will be the Tannants, at Télé-Metropole, which he will co-host with among others Roger Giguère, Gilles Latulippe, Paolo Noël, Shirley Théroux, Christine Chartrand, Anne Renée, and Joël Denis.
This flagship humorous program (in burlesque style) of the 1970s will have an immense impact on the celebrity of Pierre Marcotte.