Michou, Michel Cathy, died 26 January morning, in a hospital, announced his press secretary. Line Renaud, a long-time friend, has entrusted the details of the last moments experienced by the man who had made his reputation on its legendary parisian cabaret.
Michou died on 26 January morning, announced his press secretary. “Montmartre had become his homeland. Michou your heart immense has stopped beating. Your great generosity to the former, the P’tits Poulbots and many other causes was without limits. In your cabaret mythical’ve always welcomed the biggest in the world, like anonymous.“, can we read into the journal of Montmartre.
The man had written his life in blue and was known for his sense of celebration. All of the biggest stars flocked to the doors of his cabaret located in the Montmartre district to come and admire the colourful that it had been one of the first to bring in the capital in the 1950s. In June 2011, as he celebrated his 80 years at the Trianon, Johnny Hallyday, Nana Mouskouri, or even Dorothy, and Matt Pokora had been present at a grand concert.
A director of cabaret until the last breath
He was a long-time friend of Line Renaud. The singer and actress has spoken on the antenna of BFMTV, this Sunday 26 January, to deliver a few details about the final days of Michou. “Since last week, and he called me almost every day. He has stopped calling me to last Wednesday. He called me every day and I found it very out of breath. I said to him : “You are out of breath Michou”. Yes, he said : “I have a bit of trouble with my breathing but it’s going well, it’s going well” “.
Every day, in spite of her state of health, Michel Cathy, his real name, went to the institution that had changed his life, his cabaret : “Then he said to me : “You know that every day, I go to the cabaret. All day, every day. I would die if I didn’t go”.So he loved what he was doing, he loved his cabaret, he liked to chez Michou.”, confided the actress. Until the last moment, Michou did not want to let go of the life and the laugh. The fun had directed all his life : “It was his nature to laugh. There remained, it is amazing, he remained up to his last client. The people leave, he says goodbye, he shakes hands. A pleasure to shake their hand and tell them : “Thank you, thank you for coming, thank you very much”. He squeezes the hand up to his last client.”