Actress Charlotte Valandrey breathed her last on Wednesday at the age of 53. Many personalities paid tribute to him.
She “fell asleep with a smile”, say her relatives. Actress Charlotte Valandrey died on Wednesday July 13, her agent and her family told AFP. She was mainly known for her roles in “Rouge Baiser” (1985), then by the series “Les Cordier, judge et cop”, as well as in the soap opera “Tomorrow belongs to us”, where she played judge Laurence Moiret until in 2020.
She had revealed her HIV status in 2005 with her autobiography “Love in the blood”. Her triple therapy had exhausted her heart and she had recourse to a transplant in 2003, which made her the first HIV-positive heart transplant recipient in France. Years later, new hospitalization in intensive care, his second heart fails in turn. “My heart has come to an end and I am therefore waiting for the one who will be my 3rd heart. It can happen at any time. I need all your positive vibes. Of love, of kindness, of your prayers. Because the warrior is less a warrior”, she confided on her Instagram account on June 8.
“We won’t forget you”
When his death was announced, many personalities paid tribute to him.
“Very sad to learn of the disappearance of Charlotte Valandrey,” wrote host Christophe Beaugrand, who remembers his last meeting with the actress. “We had lunch a few weeks ago with the former minister for the fight against discrimination, Elisabeth Moreno, to reflect together on HIV prevention. Charlotte will be sorely missed.
Very sad to learn of the passing of @ChValandreyOff we had lunch a few weeks ago with the former minister for the fight against discrimination @1ElisaMoreno to reflect together on HIV prevention
Charlotte will be sorely missed pic.twitter.com/cZsacJo3mo
— Christophe Beaugrand-Gerin (@Tof_Beaugrand) July 13, 2022
Théo Cosset, the actor of “Tomorrow belongs to us” also wanted to honor the memory of his “fictional mother”. “Thank you for everything you taught me, thank you for your kindness, benevolence and your love. Forever in our hearts… you will not be forgotten”.
“Very sad news. Rest in peace Charlotte,” Nikos Aliagas tweeted.
— Nikos Aliagas (@nikosaliagas) July 13, 2022
For his part, Jean-Luc Reichmann said with emotion: “Discreet, professional, so humble and human. All Léo Matteï’s teams join me in supporting his family in these difficult times.
I have just learned with great sorrow the disappearance of Charlotte Valandrey
— Jean-Luc Reichmann (@JL_Reichmann) July 13, 2022
“Tireless witness to life with HIV”
The host Sandrine Quétier, she soberly wrote “Goodbye Charlotte”.
Sylvie Ortega said she was “collapsed” when she heard the news. “You were a sunshine, incredibly strong and always there to support me. I will miss you so much. I love you,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Sidaction also paid tribute to the actress, “a great and tireless witness to life with HIV” who “helped advance the fight against stigma”. “We extend our condolences to his family and loved ones.”
We would like to pay tribute this evening to Charlotte Valandrey. She has been a great and tireless witness to living with HIV and has thus helped to advance the fight against stigma. We extend our condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/KfmleF4rvR
— Sidaction (@Sidaction) July 13, 2022
Charlotte Valandrey’s relatives have announced that she must be “buried in private in Pléneuf-Val André”, a Breton town which had inspired her artist name. A religious ceremony will take place in September in Paris.
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