It was an intense moment of emotion witnessed by viewers of the 1 p.m. newscast, on France 2, Sunday, November 20, 2022. Journalist and presenter Leïla Kaddour burst into tears on the air. Why ? We explain to you.
Don’t hold back your tears, crying feels good, was singing Amel Bent. And the singer is right … The journalist Leïla Kaddour, she could not help but pay hers when she presented the JT of 13H, on France 2, on November 20. The reason for his grief displayed on the air? The death of Pascal Josephus.
Leïla Kaddour cries during the France 2 newspaper: a strong emotion
This is the sequence that went viral during the end of the weekend, as the emotion shared by the 42-year-old journalist was palpable and touching. “Before closing this journal, there is some news that we wish we never had to announce.“, she first declaimed, her voice very quickly knotted and taken to sobs. “We have learned of the disappearance of Pascal Josephe. A great gentleman of television (…) a great professional who helped launch many shows like Taratata, Frou-Frou“, she continued, not without difficulty. Then the journalist to share the words of the presidency of France Télévisions, Delphine Ernotte: “The president greets a lord of public television this afternoon.“
Completely confused by this announcement, Leila Kaddour-Boudadi finished his diary in tears. “He was 68 years old and we are thinking of his family, his children. and to his relatives.“
Who was Pascal Josephus, how did he die?
“Successively director of the antennas of several private and public channels (TF1, La Cinq, France 2 and France 3) and founder of the consulting firm IMCAPascal Josèphe had been approached in 2015 to lead France Télévisions“, reports the newspaper The world. The deceased was a graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism (ESJ) in Lille and the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Strasbourg. He had also been one of the managers of the Carat media agency. “More recently, Pascal Josephe was involved in the Plumm.tv projecta platform devoted to Mediterranean culture, with Rachid Arhab, former journalist for France 2“, adds the newspaper.
Pascal Josephe is died at the age of 68 following a “lightning disease“announced his family to AFP on November 20.
Death of Pascal Josephe: the tributes of Mireille Dumas, Nagui…
On Twitter, many figures from the small screen quickly paid tribute to the deceased. “Pascal Josephe opened the antenna to me with confidence and allowed me to launch Bas les Masques, which was a risky bet with someone like me who had never been on the air. I owe him a lot. Television owes him a lot. My thoughts are with all his family“, wrote Mireille Dumas, ex-presenter of the show Private life, public life.
Nagui for his part posted a photo of Pascal Josephe on Instagram and, in caption, he wrote: “A great TV gentleman has left us. Pascal Josephe, one of those who we don’t see but who make TV, saw him before anyone else, he felt coming what the public would like what TV should be. That the Best Wins it is him. Taratata is him. My meeting with @leila_kaddour [ils collaborent dans l’émission La bande originale sur France Inter, ndlr] it’s him. I owe him a lot, he is forever in my heart. I think of all his family and all those who love him. Thanks Pascal.“
“Pascal Josephe left quietly in a deafening audiovisual world. From France Télévisions to Plumm Tv, proud to have walked with him to convince that information makes sense and that young generations have the right to know in which world they will live“, Rashid Arhab added on Twitter. “We are losing a great professional who dedicated his life to the duty to inform our fellow citizens, to the transmission of culture and openness to the world.. I send my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.“, also declared the Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak.