Death of Jean-Paul Belmondo: Alain Delon “completely devastated”


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He is a friend, a “rival”, a colleague that Alain Delon lost on September 6, 2021. Upset by the death of Jean-Paul Belmondo, he spoke on Europe 1.

Jean-Paul Belmondo left on Monday, September 6, 2021, he was 88 years old. Behind him, this great man leaves the world of French cinema in mourning. If, since the announcement of the sad news, tributes have multiplied, Alain Delon, another legend of cinema, also expressed his emotion at the microphone of Europe 1.
Completely wiped out“by the death of the one he considered to be”a friend“, Alain Delon wished to salute his memory, not without emotion. He declared:”I am shattered. He’s a friend I’m losing“, before adding:” He is a colleague, it’s been 60 years that we knew each other, that we worked together and that we were so close to each other. I am upset”.

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon had met in 1957 and had not “never left since“. To the latter to declare:”We both made French cinema, him and me, we are two icons of french cinema, we cannot talk about one without talking about the other “.

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It wouldn’t be bad if we both left together

Often – wrongly – portrayed as eternal rivals, the two monsters of French cinema have shared the bill of several films like Borsalino and Is Paris Burning?. “It hurt me crazy, he was my age, in shock, his voice trembling, Alain Delon lets his sadness burst out. He and Jean-Paul Belmondo had seen each other again in mid-June, a reunion organized by journalist Cyril Viguier on the occasion of an interview, entitled Alain Delon facing the world.

I am completely devastated. There I will try to hang on so as not to do the same thing in five hours … Mind you, it wouldn’t be bad if we both left together. It’s a part of my life, we started together 60 years ago“, confided Alain Delon to Europe 1.
There was Belmondo, there was Gabin, there was Ventura, there aren’t many others “

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