His humor was fierce, his smile mischievous. Comedian and humorist Guy Bedos has died at the age of 85, his son Nicolas announced on social media on Thursday.

"He was beautiful, he was funny, he was free and courageous. How proud I am to have had you as a father. Kiss (Pierre) Desproges and (Jean-Loup) Dabadie, since you are all in Paradise", said announced his son Nicolas on Instagram and Twitter.

His death comes a few days after that of his friend, the lyricist Jean-Loup Dabadie, who notably wrote for him the sketch "Bonne fête Paulette".

Black foot born in Algiers in 1934, Guy Bedos became known thanks to biting sketches, in duet first with Sophie Daumier whom he married, including that devoted to the "dredge" which reveals them to the general public at the beginning 1960s.

The consecration came in 1968 with only one on stage at Bobino, then roles on the big screen, very often in front of Yves Robert's camera.

His greatest successes are "An elephant that deceives enormously" (1976) and "We will all go to paradise" (1977). He also works for Marcel Carné, Claude Berri or Patrice Chéreau.

Guy Bedos also performs in numerous comic shows, of which he is the author, goes to the Zenith, triumphs at the Olympia with Muriel Robin. They obtain Victory 93 from the humorist.

This anguished tall man, with hair turned white over the years and with mischievous black eyes, also loved to play editorialists, attacking men of power and defending the undocumented and the steelmakers of ArcelorMittal.

Married 3 times - to Karen Blanguernon, Sophie Daumier (died in 2003, following a rare genetic disease) and Joëlle Bercot -, he is the father of four children, Leslie, Mélanie, Victoria and Nicolas, who has become a successful screenwriter and director .

With AFP

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