A Tragic Loss
The world of humor has lost one of its gems. In the night of Thursday June 1st to Friday June 2nd, 2023, the production company, Dark Smile Productions, announced the death of Guillaume Bats on Facebook. He was only 36 years old and had been suffering since birth from brittle bone disease, a genetic condition due to a defect in the collagen fibers, particularly in the bones. It is responsible for a great fragility of the bones and a low bone mass. Brittle bone disease is considered rare, affecting about one in 10,000 to 20,000 people.
A Fighter and a Dreamer
Abandoned by his biological parents at birth and then by foster families, Guillaume Bats fortunately found his heart home which allowed him to realize his dreams. For the comedian was quickly passionate about comedy and started theater at the age of 12. Once he got his BAC in 2007, he went to Paris where he developed his first sketches, until he made a first version of his show, Tous tordus. Discovered through his sketches broadcast on the Web or on television such as On n’demande qu’à en rire, Guillaume Bats made a place for himself in the world and began opening for established comedians such as Eric Antoine, Anthony Kavanagh, Jean-Marie Bigard, Jérémy Ferrari or Michael Gregorio… In recent years, Guillaume Bats had also participated in the Montreux festival and was currently presenting his new solo show, Inchallah, everywhere in France.
A Final Farewell
“It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death on Thursday June 1st of Guillaume Bats, our great friend and brother of heart and stage. All the people close to him that we have been able to identify have been informed, we apologize in advance for those who will learn of it through this message. We thought it was important for him and for his memory that it not come out first through the press,” the agency wrote. It also states that the funeral for Guillaume Bats has not yet been organized. Moreover, although the comedian was ill, “we still do not know the cause of this tragic event”.