8 septembre 2017
Death of Pierre Bergé

On September 8, 2017, Pierre Bergé passed away in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence at the age of 86.

Pierre Bergé was a man who spent his time devoted to making beauty and excellence emerge wherever possible. A friend to artists, he was the hidden force providing them with the confidence and support they needed to create ... With the passing of Pierre Bergé, a whole portion of our literary and artistic memory has vanished. It is up to his friends and those he guided to keep this memory alive, to convey to the French people his important place in French culture, and to continue his work.

Communiqué from the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, September 8, 2017