Quebec businessman and former host Pierre Marcotte died on Wednesday at the age of 83, TVA Novels confirmed. He reportedly succumbed to COVID-19.
Born in 1938, Mr. Marcotte began his career as a radio host. After positions in Granby, Trois-Rivières and Quebec, he became one of the main hosts of the popular Montreal radio station CKVL.
Then the radio gave way to a career in television, as he began hosting variety shows with Claude Pollard. However, he had real success with “Les Tannants”, which was broadcast on Télé-Métropole in the 1970s.
During this variety series, he met his ex-wife, singer and TV presenter Shirley Terroux, as well as Joel Dennis, Roger Geiger, and Jill Latulip.
He then hosted several shows in the 1990s and 2000s, both on TVA, TQS, and Canal Vox.
In parallel with his career in the spotlight, Pierre Marcotte also had the cover of a businessman by managing several restaurants. He was the owner of the Boucherie establishment in Old Montreal, but he was also the manager of the famous Hélène-de-Champlain restaurant, which has been closed since 2010.
Mr. Marcotte has two sons, one from singer Shirley Terroux and the other from his first wife, singer Jennette Ravel.
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