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Bertrand Tavernier’s Cause of Death After his Recent Illness


There are some possibilities about iconic French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier’s cause of death after he passed away Thursday (March 25) at the age of 79. RIP.

France’s Lumière Institute in Lyon of which Tavernier was president confirmed the heartbreaking news, tweeting: “With his wife Sarah, his children Nils and Tiffany and his grandchildren, the Lumière Institute and Thierry Frémaux are saddened and pained to inform you of the disappearance, today, of Bertrand Tavernier.”

There are some possibilities about iconic French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier's cause of death
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Also, his relatives reported that Tavernier died in Sainte-Maxime in the Var region of southeastern France.

Beloved Bertrand Tavernier was best-known for his award-winning works including:

  • A Sunday In The Country
  • Round Midnight
  • Capitaine Conan
  • It All Starts Today
  • Life And Nothing But

Bertrand Tavernier’s Cause of Death Could be his Illness

Although Bertrand Tavernier’s cause of death has not yet been released this time, Tavernier’s friend and fellow filmmaker Claude Lelouch claimed that he was suffering from an unknown illness for some time.

US day News is working to find further information and provide the latest update, stay up with us.

Tavernier leaves behind his son, actor and filmmaker Nils Tavernier (The Finishers), and his daughter, the novelist and screenwriter Tiffany Tavernier, who co-wrote her father’s movies It All Starts Today (1999) and Holy Lola (2004).

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones at this tough time. You may also want to leave a tribute or a condolence message below the comment box to honor Bertrand Tavernier’s life and legacy.

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Reactions to Death of Bertrand Tavernier

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, however, fans remember memories and their idols are alive in their mind even after their death.

In the mourning spirit of this death, families, friends, and associates expressed their sadness by sharing their tributes across social media.

A Short Review of Bertrand Tavernier’s Biography

Born in Lyon in 1941, also the birthplace of the Lumière brothers, Tavernier was initially a film critic. He served as a press attaché for Stanley Kubrick before directing his first film, 1974’s L’Horloger De Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker), in his hometown.

That film kicked off a collaboration with actor Philippe Noiret that would span another five pictures such as

  • 1975’s Que La Fête Commence (Let Joy Reign Supreme)
  • 1976’s Le Juge Et L’Assassin (The Judge And The Assassin)
  • 1981’s Coup De Torchon
  • 1989’s La Vie Et Rien D’Autre (Life And Nothing But)
  • 1994’s La Fille D’Artagnan (Revenge Of The Musketeers)

Tavernier additionally won multiple awards like:

  • The Berlin Golden Bear for 1995’s L’Appat (The Bait)
  • A Best Foreign Language Film BAFTA for Life And Nothing But
  • The Cannes Best Director prize with 1984’s A Sunday In The Country 
  • Myriad Césars among others
There are some possibilities about iconic French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier's cause of death
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Good to know, Bertrand’s 1986 jazz film, Round Midnight, was nominated for two Oscars and won for Herbie Hancock’s original score.

He was passionate about the big screen, writing books on the subject such as Amis Américains, and directing the 2017 documentary Journeys Through French Cinema.

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The filmmaker became president of the Lumière Institute at the time of its creation in 1982, and in 2009, he organized the Lumière Festival along with fellow Lyonnais Thierry Frémaux.

Tavernier did a few well-received features spanning different genres at the end of his career, like the historical drama Safe Conduct (2002), about French film workers surviving under the German seizure; the period piece The Princess of Montpensier, playing Mélanie Thierry; and the political satire The French Minister (2013).


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