Roger Louret, director and artistic director of “Années Tubes”, died at 72

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Roger Louret est mort a l age de 72 ans le 25 janvier 2023 1564774

Aged 72, the French author, actor and director died this Wednesday at the end of the afternoon.

Roger Louret died late Wednesday afternoon at the age of 72 following an illness, announced his brother Guy Louret. Author, actor, director, artistic director… He was a great man of French culture for the past 40 years.

Originally from Lot-et-Garonne, he notably created the Baladins en Agenais troupe. Roger Louret has also staged a large number of French comedians and comedians, such as Pierre Palmade, Muriel Robin, Elie Semoun or Guy Bedos.

“Genius Creator”

He was also the creator of the musical The Twiste Yearsseen by 1.4 million spectators and rewarded with a Molière in 1994. He had also been the artistic director of a famous TF1 program in the 1990s: The Tube Yearsmoderated by Jean-Pierre Foucault.

“Roger Louret left today. Discoverer of talents, creator of genius, he offered us at TF1 five years of unforgettable tube years. Thank you”, tweeted the emblematic host of the channel.

Jean-Marc Dumontet, producer of shows in many Parisian theaters, for his part hailed “his madness, his genius” which “made all horizons possible”.

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