Patrick Roy (politician)

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Patrick Roy
Patrick Roy - 2010.jpg
Assembly Member
for Nord's 19th constituency
In office
18 June 2002 – 3 May 2011
Preceded by Patrick Leroy
Succeeded by Marie-Claude Marchand
Personal details
Born (1957-08-30)August 30, 1957
Denain, Nord
Died May 3, 2011(2011-05-03) (aged 53)
Valenciennes, Nord
Political party Socialist Party (France)

Patrick Roy (August 30, 1957 – May 3, 2011) was a French politician, a member of the National Assembly. He represented the 19th constituency of the Nord département,[1] and was a member of the French Socialist Party (PSF). He was also the mayor of Denain.

He was known for the colorful clothes he wore at the National Assembly and his love of heavy metal music, a musical style he defended on various occasions during the debates concerning the Hadopi law or the controversy about the Hellfest festival. On 5 June 2010, he joined the French metal band Mass Hysteria on stage during the Metallurgicales festival in Denain.[2]

In November 2010, Roy revealed that he was suffering from a digestive cancer.[3][4] In February 2011 he announced that he would come back to the National Assembly on March 15 and he did it, thanking the other congresswomen and congressmen for their support.[5]

Patrick Roy died in Valenciennes on 3 May 2011[6] from pancreatic cancer. He was 53.