Twenty years after the death of her little sister, Marie Fugain, the daughter of Michel Fugain confided to Gala this May 18 her regrets about the tragedy which affected her family and castigates the brutal choice of her father.
Family life is not a long calm river. Family Fugain is no exception to the rule. Twenty years ago, on May 18, 2002, Laurette Fugain, the youngest daughter of Michael Fugain passed away suddenly from leukaemia. A shock for his parents, but also his brother Alexis and his sister, Marie. The young woman was 28 at the time of the tragedy and remembers this ordeal, two decades later in the columns of Gala. In an interview with the media on May 18, Marie Fugain gives himself up, and evokes his very complicit relationship with Laurette: “My sister was one of my lungs […] I really lost a part of me, because my sister was part of my life and my construction.“, she explains.
A disappearance all the more difficult to live with as his parents, Michel Fugain and his wife Stéphanie, have collapsed. Very affected by the loss of their daughter, their couple did not survive. In addition to the separation, Marie especially deplores the attitude of the singer, who would have fled when his little brother was only nine years old: “I resented him for doing things the way he did. It wasn’t really done lightly or delicately, but he knows it very well.“, regrets the latter.
Marie Fugain: “My father preferred to leave, it was his choice”
The actress, now a mother of two, believes that she would have made another choice than the interpreter of “Do like the bird“: “There are men who are so afraid of death that when it roams around them, they’re almost afraid it’s contagious, so they run away. That’s what happened. Except that when there is a child, like my brother who was only nine years old, we have no choice. We have to keep his head above water and give him everything he doesn’t have.“, she analyzes again for Gala. Marie Fugain specifies that she has also returned to help her family through mourning. An effort that she would have liked to find with her father: “In these moments, we find each other, we get closer. My father preferred to leave, it was his choice.“. A resentment she expressed ten years later in her book, “Me, no one ever asked me how I was doing“.
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