Marthe Mercadier, known as the “queen” of boulevard theater, passed away on September 15, 2021 at the age of 92. The actress who had met with great success on the boards between the 1950s and 1990s left behind her daughter Véronique Néry. “My mom passed away this morning around 5 a.m. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. I accompanied her to the end,” she said and relayed by our colleagues from Parisian.
Hospitalized in the palliative care center of Puteaux in the Hauts-de-Seine, the successful actress confided in her illness after her participation in the first season of Dancing with the stars on TF1. “When I learned it, I did not understand at all what it was. For me, the first memory loss was normal. It was the trigger. I was taught the dance steps and I I had a lot of trouble remembering it”, she confided at the time to Europe 1 and her daughter to add: “Her character had changed a lot, she had become aggressive. That’s when I decided to see a doctor”. But for the actress, talking about her illness had become vital: “It’s very important to talk about Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a fight”.
According to information from Le Figaro, the actress’ illness appeared following an assault in 2013. “Assaulted by two thugs while she was shopping, the actress was thrown violently to the ground. comes out with a double fracture of the arm. The doctors, after two operations, then discover the first signs of the disease”, can we read.
The actress left her mark on the theater with her legendary performances in Sacré Léonard, Présidente or even with her role in the Saintes Chéries series. Planet invites you to discover her little-known photos at the start of her career.