PHOTO Mélissa Theuriau moved by a tribute to her friend Thierry Gilardi, 14 years after his death

Friday March 25, Mélissa Theuriau paid tribute to a former television colleague, Thierry Gilardi. 14 years after his disappearance, the sports journalist is still in the minds.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, the world of French football wakes up in the greatest concern. On the eve of a friendly match between the France team and England at the Stade de France, the star commentator Thierry Gilardi is hospitalized in Yvelines in critical condition after a heart attack that occurred overnight. He will die a few hours later at the age of 49, leaving behind a wife and three children, but also millions of grieving football fans, who will see the Blues give him back a moving tribute in their match the next day. 14 years after the disappearance of the voice of French football, Thierry Gilardi is still in everyone’s memory.

A friend gone too soon

Like last year, tributes poured in on social networks to salute the memory of this great sportsman. This was particularly the case of Channel Football Clubwho posted on Twitter a photo of the journalist all smiles with the mention “14 years old.“A publication taken over by the Abbé Pierre foundation, of which Thierry Gilardi was one of the sponsors.”The Foundation does not forget its sponsor, Thierry Gilardi, who left us 14 years ago… Moving memory for a committed and deeply human man” writes the association on Twitter. But the journalist is also still on the minds of his former colleagues. That’s why Melissa Theuriaucompanion of Jamel Debbouze and notably producer of the show To the blackboard who returns tomorrow night on C8 with the presidential candidates, shared the tribute message in his Instagram story. The journalist made her debut on the air in 2005 at the helm of LCI morning alongside… Thierry Gilardi Of course. In the end, the adventure only lasted a year, since after having refused the presentation of the 8 p.m. of TF1 following the departure of Laurence Ferrari, she will be unceremoniously landed by LCI before recovering the controls of Restricted zone on M6. Proof that she does not forget alongside whom it all started.