Sunday, November 20, 2022, Pascal Josephus died following a devastating illness. Friday, November 25, 2022, many television stars gathered at the legendary Studio Gabriel, in Paris, to pay tribute to him.
The world of television is in mourning… Sunday November 20, 2022, the day of his 68th birthday, Pascal Josephus died at his home following a devastating illness. During his career, he had been the director of TF1, France 5, France 2 and France 3. Upset, it was before concluding the 1 p.m. newspaper of France 2 that Leïla Kaddour had confided on Sunday November 20, 2022 , voice trembling: “Ihere’s some news we wish we never had to announce. We learned of the disappearance of Pascal Josephe, a great gentleman of television. Former program director of France 2 and France 3. A great professional who helped launch many programs like Taratata, Froufrou… The President, Delphine Ernotte Cunci salutes this lunchtime ‘a lord of public television’. He was 68 years old and we are thinking of his family, his children and his loved ones.“
Friday, November 25, 2022, many television stars have paid tribute to Pascal Josephe at the mythical Studio Gabriel, located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. If Nagui and Mireille Dumas were present, it was also the case of many journalists, such as Laurence Piquet, Emmanuel Chain, Paul Amar, François de Closets, Gérard Leclerc, but also Michèle Cotta. Danièle Evenou was also present. A few days earlier, many had paid tribute to the television man on Twitter. “Pascal Josèphe opened the airwaves for me with confidence and allowed me to launch Bas les Masques, which was a risky gamble with someone like me who had never done airplay. I owe him a lot. Television owes him a lot. My thoughts are with all his family“, had declared Mireille Dumas. Mac Lesggy, shared: “Very sad to learn of the death of Pascal Josephe, a great media professional, without whom I probably wouldn’t have done television, and whose precious advice I always keep in mind.“
Nagui: “I owe him a lot, he is forever in my heart”
On Twitter, Mathieu Gallet wrote: “Pascal Josephe was a great, very great television professional and a faithful friend. Very close to Hervé Bourges, I have the impression that with him it’s the television of the time of his power and his influence on society that fades a little more. Sadness.“Upset, Nagui shared on Instagram: “A great TV gentleman has left us, Pascal Josephe. From those who we don’t see, but who make TV, he saw everything before everyone else, he felt coming what the public would like what TV should be. May The Best Win, it’s him. Taratata, it’s him. My meeting with Leïla Kaddour is 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.” In a press release, Emmanuel Macron underlined: “With him died a high figure in the French audiovisual industry who designed programs that were both popular and demanding.“