Quebec actor Michel Côté, who captivated audiences with his roles in the theatre piece “Broue” and films such as “Cruising Bar” and C.R.A.Z.Y.,” has died at 72.
His family says in a statement that funeral details will follow.
Côté retired from public life just over a year ago to undergo treatment for a bone marrow disease.
The actor was a favourite in Quebec, and received a lifetime achievement award in 2013 at the Jutra awards.
His career began in 1983 with a role in André Forcier’s film “Au clair de la lune,” starring Guy L’Écuyer.
Côté appeared in at least 25 films and some 20 television series, as well as the theatre production “Broue,” which he performed for 38 years until 2017.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2023