Funeral of Jean-Pierre Pernaut: These Rare Images of His Oldest Son, Olivier, Upset

Discreetly, Olivier Pernaut seemed devastated at Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s funeral. Together with his wife and their son, the eldest of the journalist paid him a final tribute.

A family united in pain† On Wednesday, March 9, all the relatives of Jean-Pierre Pernaut gathered at the Sainte-Clotilde Basilica in Paris to pay a final tribute to the journalist, who died on March 2 at the age of 71. In addition to his wife Nathalie Marquay, there were of course their two children, Lou and Tom. And their half-siblings were also present. Born from his relationship with his ex-wife Dominique Bonnet, Olivier and Julia honored the memory of their famous father. Supported by his wife, Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s eldest appeared in tears, devastated by the emotion and by the farewell to his father. With Catherine Dupraz and their son Léo, Olivier Pernaut praised the journalist’s memory.

Much more discreet than Lou and Tom, Olivier Pernaut had already made it a point to honor their famous father after his disappearance. On Instagram he had published a very intimate photo with Jean-Pierre Pernaut. The professional rally driver captioned the snap with two emojis, a misty-eyed face and a red heart, without elaborating. The face of TF1 was very close to his four children and had a special bond with his eldest, with whom he shared a passion for cars. “We both share a passion for car racing, we have been loyal to the Andros Trophy on ice for eleven years, entrusted the son of Jean-Pierre Pernaut to Paris Match. NOTour new hobby: piloting a drone, with which we make beautiful videos of the house.”

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This passion is Jean-Pierre Pernaut who passed it on to his oldest. “When I was 14 I registered him with the TF1 Karting Club. Thanks to my job I was able to introduce him to a few F1 drivers and even take him to the Daytona track in Florida”he confided to Gala a few years ago. And he did well, as his son became a semi-professional driver, leading the Orhes Racing team.† This Wednesday, March 9, he found the rest of Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s family for an intimate and moving tribute attended by many personalities. All could say goodbye to the journalist who will have marked the history of television with the sound of Johnny Hallyday, to whom he joined.

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Olivier Pernaut and his companion
On Wednesday, March 9, all the relatives of Jean-Pierre Pernaut gathered at the Sainte-Clotilde Basilica in Paris to pay a final tribute to the journalist, who died on March 2 at the age of 71.

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Olivier Pernaut and his companion
In addition to his wife Nathalie Marquay, there were clearly their two children, Lou and Tom

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Olivier Pernaut and his companion
And their half-siblings were there too

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Olivier Pernaut and his companion
Born of his relationship with his ex-wife Dominique Bonnet, Olivier and Julia honored the memory of their famous father

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Olivier Pernaut and his companion
Supported by his wife, the eldest of Jean-Pierre Pernaut appeared in tears, devastated by the emotion and by the farewell to his father

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Olivier and Jean-Pierre Pernaut
Much more discreet than Lou and Tom, Olivier Pernaut had already made a point to honor their famous father after his disappearance

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Olivier and Jean-Pierre Pernaut
The face of TF1 was very close to his four children and had a special bond with his eldest, with whom he shared a passion for cars.

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Olivier and Jean-Pierre Pernaut
“We both share a passion for car racing, we have been regular customers of the Andros Trophy on ice for 11 years”

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Olivier and Jean-Pierre Pernaut
This passion, it was Jean-Pierre Pernaut who passed it on to his eldest

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Olivier and Jean-Pierre Pernaut
“When I was 14 I registered him with the TF1 Karting Club. Thanks to my job I was able to introduce him to a few F1 drivers and even take him to the Daytona track in Florida”

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Olivier and Jean-Pierre Pernaut
And he did well, as his son became a semi-professional driver, leading the Orhes Racing team.