Death of Bernard Tapie: His son balances his father’s friends on the fakes, including “a columnist who often does UVs”

Through Carla Biancarelli

– Published on Jan 20, 2023 at 4:27 PM

On the occasion of the publication of his book in tribute to his father Bernard Tapie, Stéphane Tapie confided in Closer.

On October 3, 2021, Bernard Tapie disappeared after a long fight against stomach and esophageal cancer. Since 2017, the French businessman had been battling illness. The former president of OM (Olympique de Marseille), left behind his wife, Dominique and their two children, Stéphane and Sophie. A year and a half after his death, his son Stéphane, ex-columnist in Do not touch My TV, has decided to pay him a final tribute in a book. Baptized, “How to Say Goodbye”, the book looks back on the childhood of the fifty-year-old, his relationship with his father, his joys, his sorrows, the announcement of the illness, the fight and then the departure. And it is not in TPMP that he will promote it given the way how Cyril Hanouna behaved with his little sister Sophie Tapie.

Does Bernard Tapie’s son talk about Bernard Montiel, columnist in TPMP?

As a reminder, Sophie Tapie, singer by trade, had come to promote her new album, a few days before the death of her father, Bernard. And the way he spoke to her Cyril Hanouna shocked viewers. And his brother Stéphane gave a long interview to this effect, in the columns of Closer. He first returned to the reason that had pushed him to write this book. “I started writing seven years ago (…) It was extremely violent. I needed to externalize my hatred towards myself, alcohol, society. Once the violence evacuated, I rewrote certain passages in a much more gentle and natural way. I couldn’t find the end of the book. When my father announced to me his advanced cancer, it seemed obvious to me: I will write throughout his fight, until his last breath “he first confided.


Stéphane Tapie also returned to the ” fake friends ” of his father, who returned as if by magic at the announcement of the disease, then at his death. “The real ones, you don’t know them and they have always been present (…) Others came forward as soon as they learned that it was the end… It gave them the importance of swinging on TV sets : ‘I saw Bernard, he was in a catastrophic state’. I am mainly thinking of a columnist who often does UVs…”, he swung. It’s hard not to think of Bernard Montiel, columnist in Touche pas à mon poste… Who usually has a very loose tongue when it comes to show biz personalities.