Figure of the small screen for the past thirty years, Jean Lanzi, who was host of “7 on 7” with Anne Sinclair, died Tuesday, October 9, at the age of 84 years, said on Wednesday the journalist Claude Sérillon, a close, confirming information of Midi Free.

” It was an example of the excellent presenter, he has practiced all facets of the profession, has done a lot of great reportage, sport, has been news director at TF1. He was very demanding in the verification of the facts, ” said Mr. Sérillon.

The journalist who was correspondent in many countries, including Japan, had begun his career in the public service in Algeria in the 1960s, before presenting in 1967, the newscast of the second channel of the ORTF.

in The early 1980s, he joined TF1, where he stayed after its privatization. Within the chain then owned by the State, it occupy many functions : host of “The House of TF1” with Evelyne Dhéliat, co-host of “7 on 7” with Anne Sinclair from 1984 to 1987 and chief information officer from 1983 to 1987.

His death saddens me deeply. He was a journalist rare in the audiovisual sector, a good man , loyal, right, generous, never narcissistic. I admired his talent and I felt deeply at the man, ” tweeted Anne Sinclair.

After his departure from TF1, he joined France 3 in the 1990s to introduce the health magazine ” How’s it going ? “. He then turned back to the media in order to become a member of the economic and social Council.