Patrick Roy (TV presenter)
April 17, 1952
Niort, Deux-Sèvres, France
|Died||February 18, 1993
Villejuif, Val-de-Marne, France
Cause of death
|Occupation||Radio presenter, television presenter|
|Television||Le Juste Prix
Une famille en or
Life and career
Radio career and television beginnings
In 1976, Patrick Roy graduated from the École Française d'Attachés de Presse. From 1977 to 1992, he hosted the radio programs Vanille Fraise, Passé-Présent, Destination bonheur and Bienvenue à bord on RMC.
Career on TF1
He joined TF1 in 1987. He replaced intermittently Éric Galliano on Les Grandes Oreilles and the hosted L'Affaire est dans le sac from October 1987 to June 1988. He became very popular hosting on the same channel Le Juste Prix from July 1988 to November 1992 and Une famille en or (French version of Family Feud) from July 1990 to October 1992.
From 1990 to 1992, he co-hosted with Philippe Risoli and Christian Morin the variety program Succès fous, in which a number of famous bands and singers appeared as guests. During summer 1991, he co-hosted Intervilles (French version of It's a Knockout) with Philippe Risoli and Guy Lux.
Anecdote with Patrick Sébastien
In 1992, in a broadcast of the game show Une famille en or, he was victim of a hoax organised by Patrick Sébastien disguised as a contestant, confronting and tricking him during the game. He is among the celebrities (especially presenters of TF1) who were tricked by Partick Sébastien in the program Le Grand Bluff broadcast on December 26, 1992.
He died on February 18, 1993 of bone cancer in Villejuif in the Val-de-Marne. As a very popular presenter, the tribute of TF1 during the Journal de 20 heures made the record of audience of the year.
The channel TF1 made him a tribute in the daily and evening news, making the highest audience of the entire year 1993. The channel also broadcast all episodes of the variety program Succès fous during summer 1993.
In memory of their child, his parents published a book titled Patrick Roy, écrit par Colette et Pierre Boyard, prefaced by Jean-Pierre Foucault.
- 1987 : Les Grandes Oreilles (TF1)
- 1987–88 : L'Affaire est dans le sac (TF1)
- 1988–82 : Le Juste Prix (TF1)
- 1990–92 : Succès fous (TF1)
- 1990–92 : Une famille en or (TF1)
- 1991 : Intervilles (TF1)