Sophie Daumier: what does the grave of the actress and ex-wife of Guy Bedos look like?

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Sophie Daumier and Guy Bedos formed one of the leading couples of the 1960s. The sublime actress had met with success thanks to the film Carambolage with Jean-Claude Brialy and Louis de Funès then with the musical film Dragées au pepper alongside Claude Brasseur . Already the mother of a boy named Philippe, who would later be recognized by Guy Bedos, she married the comedian on February 19, 1965. From their love story a daughter, Mélanie, was born in 1997, before divorcing a few months later. late.

On his ex-wife, Guy Bedos declared to Mireille Dumas in the documentary Guy Bedos in complete freedom: “Sophie, it was Madame without embarrassment, she did not care about any social hierarchy. […] A friend had invited us to dinner with Pompidou, then Prime Minister of De Gaulle. She called him George after a few minutes and it seemed to amuse him a lot”.

Unfortunately, over the years, Sophie Daumier has been overtaken by health concerns. Like her mother and her son Philippe, she suffered from Huntington’s disease. A rare genetic disease that causes irreversible neuronal degeneration. “I knew she had become unlivable. I found out afterwards that she had this Huntington’s disease which attacks both the body and the brain and I blamed myself. If I had known that she was sick at this point, I would not have left. […] She no longer recognized anyone and I recognized me, “said Guy Bedos. The actress died on New Year’s Eve 2003 at the age of 69.

His funeral was celebrated at the Saint-Roch church. Today, the actress rests in the Père-Lachaise cemetery between the graves of Marie Trintignant and Gilbert Bécaud. Find out in our slideshow.