Known for the hidden camera show Surprise sur prize, Marcel Béliveau died on May 28, 2009, taken away by illness.

Marcel Béliveau made the French-speaking public laugh, in Quebec as across France, through his program Surprise sur prize, which became cult in the 90s on Canal, TF1 or even France 2. But on May 28, 2009, then the 69-year-old host and actor was taking his last breath following a fight with lung cancer. Disease that he had yet already conquered twice, namely in 1992 and in 1994. His struggles had left him with only one lung, as Closer in February 2009 indicated to you, on which cancer struggled for the last time.

A year before his disappearance, he had confided that he suffered from heart failure and that his heart was no longer functioning at 30% of its capacity. The diagnosis of her cancer was made the same year by her doctor. Marcel Béliveau had learned that he only had a few months left to live. “If I went after 18 months, it would take me to September,” said the ex-star of Surprise taken by lifting the veil on his state of health for the Canadian channel TVA. The cancer was finally faster than he expected. His 18 months of life were cut short.

The success of Surprise sur prize nonetheless remains eternal. This Saturday, February 27, Tom Villa will take up the torch from Marcel Béliveau from 9 p.m. with the broadcast of a revival of the show on France 2. He will in turn trap several personalities with hidden cameras, and the complicity of other celebrities such as Iris Mittenaere, Faustine Bollaert, Bruno Solo and Stéphane Freiss. In their sights: Cyril Féraud, Vianney or Michel Cymes. An issue presented by Laury Thilleman and Donel Jack’sman.

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