Former Quebec host and businessman Pierre Marcotte died on Wednesday at the age of 83, confirmed TVA Nouvelles.
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 famous Montreal radio station CKVL.
The radio then gave way to a career in television, where he began in co-hosting variety shows with Claude Boulard. However, it was with the show Les Tannants, broadcast on Télé-Métropole in the 1970s, that he enjoyed real success.
It was during this series of varieties that he will meet his ex-wife, the singer and television host Shirley Théroux, but also Joël Denis, Roger Giguère, or Gilles Latulippe.
He will subsequently host several shows in the years 1990 and 2000, as well at TVA, as at TQS, or even Canal Vox.
In parallel with his career in the spotlight, Pierre Marcotte also had the cap of a businessman managing several restaurants. He was the owner of the Boucherie establishment in Old Montreal, but also the manager of the famous Restaurant Hélène-de-Champlain, closed since 2010.
Mr. Marcotte had two sons, one with singer Shirley Théroux and the other with his first wife, singer Ginette Ravel.
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