Losing a child is a horribly painful ordeal. Patrick Poivre d’Avor knows it. In 1995, he experienced a tragedy, the death of his daughter Solenn. The young woman, who suffered from anorexia nervosa, committed suicide at the age of 19. On Twitter, the bereaved dad pays him a new tribute and shares a precious memory: the very last photo of his late Solenn.
He never really got over it. Nearly twenty-six years ago, on January 27, 1995, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor faced the death of his daughter Solenn . The young woman had committed suicide at the age of 19 , when she suffered from anorexia nervosa . On Twitter this Friday, December 11, 2020, the 73-year-old journalist pays him a new tribute.
It is in images that PPDA remembers its tender Solenn. The young girl strikes a pose in the mountains, in a white ski coat that blends in with the snow, her hands warm in gloves. Her beautiful blonde hair in the wind, she displayed a radiant smile. This is ” his last photo “, as Patrick Poivre d’Arvor explains … ” Solenn would be 45 years old today , writes the grieving dad. She still leaves a great void but the House that bears her name is there to relieve the distress of her suffering little sisters. ”
Many years after the drama, the pain of the former TF1 JT star remains the same. On the air of Un jour, un destin in 2017, he said he too wanted to die after Solenn’s suicide. ” When I went to the police station for Solenn’s death on my scooter, I only wanted to throw myself against a car in the opposite direction but I didn’t. could have done it , he had confided, still very touched, to Laurent Delahousse.It’s like that, it takes a quarter of a second or a quarter of reflection by telling me that I first had to announce this news to his mom and his brothers and sisters. ”
On January 27, 2021, it will be twenty-six years since Solenn left. And the most beautiful tribute from his parents Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and Véronique Courcoux remains the creation of the Maison de Solenn, alias La Maison des adolescents de Cochin, which welcomes adolescents from 11 to 18 years old as well as their families. It is a place of reception, information and prevention, medical care and follow-up, teaching and research on pathologies encountered in adolescence, in particular anorexia.