Nathalie Marquay became furious when she received a letter after the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut: it is linked to his cancer

Jean-Pierre Pernaut, admired by thousands and one of the biggest names in French television, was a happy husband alongside Nathalie Marquay. It was with pain and sadness that she had to say goodbye to this beloved husband. However, even after her death, Tom and Lou’s mom is pushed to the limit, this time by a letter. Here are the details.

On March 2, 2022, the announcement of the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut had the effect of a bomb. The presenter succumbed to lung cancer, after a long journey fighting. This loss gave way to a void in the world of the small screen, but especially in that of Nathalie Marquay, the one with whom he founded a family.

In this article, find out more about the course and aftermath of this tragedy.


After defeating prostate cancer in 2018, Jean-Pierre Pernaut, the former star journalist of TF1, revealed that he was once again affected by the same condition, 3 years later. But this time, she attacked the lung.

Nathalie Marquay and husband Jean-Pierre Pernaut attend ‘West Side Story’ at La Seine Musicale on October 16, 2017 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. | Source: Getty Images

“I learned about this disease last May. I underwent a first operation at the beginning of July. A treatment that has been going on for a few weeks”,

was postinghe on one of his social networks.

However, faced with this terrible news, Jean-Pierre Pernaut wanted to keep a good state of mind at all costs, but above all did not want to give up in the face of cancer:

“You shouldn’t be afraid of cancer. I’ve had one before, the prostate, you know, I talked about it to try to improve prevention. Same thing for the lung, I thought that could only happen to others”,

does he have declared.

Nevertheless, Nathalie Marquay, his wife, wanted to speak during TMTP transmission. She had, at that time, explained how it was impossible to anticipate anything, in relation to the evolution of the disease, although he continued to do radiotherapy.

TF1 television news presenter Jean-Pierre Pernaut and his wife, former Miss France Nathalie Marquay pose on January 23, 2006 in Paris, before attending the premiere of the film “Les Bronzés 3 – Amis pour la vie”, which will be released on French screens on February 1st. | Source: Getty Images

Also, a PET scan would soon give them more clarity on JPP’s health conditions.

No one could have foreseen that after 40 years of cigarettes, and certainly not Jean-Pierre Pernaut, this habit which had taken root in his daily life would end up having such serious consequences in his life:

“For years I was told to quit smoking and I didn’t believe it. I should have quit,”


Nathalie Marquay photographed in PARIS, France. | Source: Getty Images

However, on Monday November 29, 2021, during his visit to RTL, Jean-Pierre Pernaut wanted to pass a message prevention, acting as an awareness to attentive ears:

“All my life I smoked, those around me told me to stop. I fell into the trap of it only happens to others. I didn’t stop, I was simply stupid”.

According to the National Cancer Institute, tobacco is indeed responsible for more than 80% of different types of cancer, and Jean Pierre Pernaut has not forgotten the to specify :

“I talk about it because 80% of this lung cancer comes from tobacco. All my life, I smoked. Well, I fell into the trap.”

Unfortunately, the worst has happened, and the world has lost another star.


In the aftermath of the loss of her husband, Nathalie Marquay is far from cured of grief, and is still just as upset.

Jean-Pierre Pernaut and his wife Nathalie attend the Paris premiere of Rien A Declarer at Cinema Pathe Quai d’Ivry on January 24, 2011 in Ivry-sur-Seine, France. | Source: Getty Images

“I am told that with time it passes, but the more time passes and frankly no, I miss him”,

did she express with sadness.

Two months after Jean-Pierre Pernaut left, the former Miss France confided with an open heart during an interview on 50min Inside, May 21, 2022, with Nikos Aliagas regarding the tragedy she had to face:

“I know he’s with me, but it’s not having him in my arms, not being able to kiss him, to tell him what I did during the day, to laugh together, to prepare his favorite little dishes… “,

has she declared.

That said, Internet users seem to be touched and described his painful words as “a beautiful tribute” to Jean-Pierre Pernaut.

Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay at the premiere of John Lasseter’s ‘Cars’ in Paris, France, on May 11, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

In addition, other speakers have raised the benevolence of Nikos Aliagas, the famous presenter of TF1, who knew how to find the right words wanted to support his interlocutor with care and class. Nathalie Marquay wanted to personally thank him for his gesture during their exchange.

That’s not all, on occasion, Nathalie Marquay back to reviews that she received when Jean-Pierre Pernaut preferred to follow the advice of his wife at the time, to take time off to rest:

“There are a lot of people who were angry with me. At the start, there were a lot of people who said to me ‘how can you take it away from us from 1 p.m.’ Afterwards people understood it, but with time. At the beginning, it was very violent. He was very tired. He got up every morning at 6 o’clock. It’s huge at 71 years old “.


Despite her mourning, which she still has trouble doing, Nathalie definitely gets no respite. Beyond that, she must also take the clumsiness of some, causing more pain than consolation.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the former beauty queen posted in a story on her Instagram account: “The mail that drives me crazy”, adding two angry emojis and one crying.

Journalist Jean-Pierre Pernaut and his wife Miss France 1987 Nathalie Marquay attend the play “La tete dans les etoiles” at the Théâtre de la Gaite Montparnasse on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

This mail which is not intended for her and on which appears the name of her late husband, containing a letter from the coordination center for cancer screening in Île-de-France. A devastating reminder of her beloved husband, whom she would probably have done without…

However, the widow of Lou and Tom’s late father has never hidden her mystical side and confesses receive signs from beyond. She confides on May 12, 2022 to Ciné Télé Revue:

“I know he is close to me. I believe in angels, in life after death (…). He who was very down to earth when I told him about it, he is now giving me signs”,

has she Explain.

Apparently, the small family is in contact with Jean-Pierre Pernaut.

Read also: In mourning, Nathalie Marquay returns to work 3 days after the funeral: “It was terribly hard”

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