While waiting for the ceremony scheduled for June 4, 2020, Nicolas Bedos has taken up his pen to write a letter of farewell to his father Guy Bedos, who died last Thursday at the age of 85 years. In this missive, written on Sunday, and unveiled on Monday by France Inter radio, the actor recalls their last moments of complicity.
“Dad, last night close to you. Candles, a little whisky, your hand so thin and feminine that serves the mine to p’tit day of the last day. Your look childish that disarms a little bit more the kid that I turn back, was first entrusted to the director of The Belle Époque. At the end of your legs that do not work, your cats – serene, as custodians (…). Angry for not being able to talk, you send kisses dumb to your beloved wife, daughter and beloved [Joëlle Bercot and Victoria Bedos, ED.], the window on the ile Saint-Louis, in the sun as you flee. Quiet gestures that make a racket wonderful in our eyes unhappy. You have mixed the vacheries and love up until the fall of the curtain. The ‘splash the camp’ and the ‘I love you’. Hugs and slaps, until the end.”
The actor and director 41-year-old then continued : “We’re going to take you, now, in your stage costume. The sketches and journals of the press, tv and radio stations (…). I’ve undone your tie is black. We will take you where you wanted, it is you who is so-called the program, it is you who drive without a licence. First to the church of Saint-Germain, you were not very up to date with the religions, but the churches, that you wrap (…). And then you fly away in Corsica, in the village that you made him a little ta the Mediterranean to Algiers. It’s going to make violins, the melodrama a capella : should not mégoter his grief, to the output of an actor, ( … ). I sense that you’re not away… You’re not dead : you’re sleeping finally.”
Sunday on Twitter, Nicolas Bedos has announced the date of the funeral of his father : “A ceremony will take place next Thursday at 14: 30 at the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a district which he surveyed with joy. It was not very friend with the religion, but very moved by the churches. Thursday.” An activist of the end-of-life in dignity, Guy Bedos had already had the opportunity to talk about what he wanted to him-even after his death. In 2016, in the broadcast you and me, he had proclaimed to want a funeral “with music at the entrance and the exit : “I would like a huge crowd. I live in front of the Pantheon, and often I say ‘soon.'”