Jean Lapointe, the retired senate & actor from Canada-died at 86
Jean Lapointe, the renowned former Canadian Senate actor, comedian, and beloved Quebec singer, passed away at 86 on November 18. The Lapointe-owned foundation announced his passing from health ailments at a Montreal palliative care home, encompassed by beloved friends and family on Friday.
As an artist, a Senator and through his social involvement, Jean Lapointe has left his mark on Quebec and all of Canada.— Pablo Rodriguez (@pablorodriguez) November 18, 2022
He was an exceptional man whom I had the privilege of crossing paths with in Ottawa.
Today, my thoughts are with his family.https://t.co/c80ysn4Y0l
Anne Elizabeth Lapointe, daughter of the late Senate Jean Lapointe and the general manager of the care center of Montreal, stated after her father’s death, “Our father always said that his greatest pride has always been Maison Jean Lapointe. His departure saddens us, but we know that he will remain the soul of our establishment.”
The prolonged promising career of Jean Lapointe
Born on December 6, 1935, in the village of the prince in the Lower St-Lawrence region, La pointe started his career at Quebec City radio station as a teenager. Jean was a multitalented person.
As a part of the duo Les Jerolas which he created in 1955 with Jeromy Lemay, he started his stage career on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1963.
The famous duo blended music, humor, and impersonations driving them to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show and at the renowned Olympia in Paris.
In 1974, the Jérolas disbanded because Lapointe and Lemay moved into a soloist career.
In 1974, he sent off a soloist career by performing in front of an audience, in albums, and in two feature films. Yves Lapierre h produced the majority of Lapointe’s albums.
All throughout the 1970 and 1980s, Lapointe delighted in progress on his own in music and comedy, hanging together such hits as “Tu jongles Avec ma vie,” “Chante-la ta chanson,” and “Si on chantait ensemble.”
In 1981, Jean Lapointe won a Quebec music award, the Felix, for the concert of the year.
He was an inborn skilled actor and had a movie profession close by his different endeavors, starting in 1966 with “Yul 871″ alongside Lemay. Lapointe achieved a Genie Award and a Jutra prize in 2004 for his incredible performance in the 2004 film “Le dernier tunnel” by Érik Canuel.
In 2000, Jean Lapointe was awarded an honorable tribute prize by Quebec’s Les Olivier humor awards gala. One more tribute was paid to him in 2005 at the Just for Laughs gala, denoting his 50th commemoration in the business.
Jean was not only an actor, singer, and comedian but also a social activist. Lapointe battled alcoholism during the 1960s but figured out how to break free. In 1982, he made a shelter for individuals struggling with alcoholism and chronic drug addiction, La Maison Jean Lapointe foundation. Last month, his Lapointe foundation and treatment center commended its 40th commemoration.
The former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, named Lapointe to the Senate in 2001, and he was part of the Liberal until his retirement in 2010 at age 75. Jean Lapointe got various awards throughout his life, including being named to the 1984s Order for Canada.
In 2006 he was made an officer of the National Order of Quebec.
In 2005, at the Francophone Socan Awards in Montreal, Lapointe was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jean Lapointe was a lifetime member of the Canadian Stamp Advisory Committee and the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated on the death of multitalented Mr. Jean Lapointe:” Today, we mourn the passing of Jean Lapointe, a man celebrated for his numerous contributions to the Canadian arts community, his philanthropy, and his service to Canadians as a former senator.“
Addressing Lapointe as “A natural Showman,” Trudeau continued, ” His performance were ahead of their time, filled with his signature wit and good-natured humour. He later took his talent to the big screen, where he played a number of acclaimed roles. He was awarded the Jutra Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 for his onscreen performances.”……….
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Lapointe’s family, friends, and his many fans. His legacy will be remembered for generations to come.”