It has been exactly 17 long years since Jean Yanne died in Morsains on May 23, 2003 at the age of 69. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Jean Yanne (Les Grosses Têtes, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Yanne, a cultural icon
Born Jean Gouyé in Les Lilas on July 18, 1933, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Yanne was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 17 years since the tragic loss of Jean Yanne and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Jean Yanne is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Jean Yanne.
Jean Yanne career in pictures
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