Death of actress Charlotte Valandrey at 53
Charlotte Valandrey died Wednesday July 13 at the age of 53 after the failure of a new transplant, her family announced. The actress revealed her HIV status in 2005 with her autobiography love in the blood, a big bookstore success then adapted into a TV movie. Her triple therapy had exhausted her heart and she had recourse to a transplant in 2003, which made her the first HIV-positive heart transplant recipient in France.
A heart transplant that didn’t take
In 2008, victim of a heart attack, his heart stopped beating for twenty-two seconds. Recently, she had announced on social networks that her second heart was coming to an end and that she needed a new transplant.
“ On June 14, Charlotte had to have emergency surgery to replace her second-hand heart, as she called it, but this new transplant did not take, this third heart did not live. explained his daughter, his sister and his father in a statement sent to AFP.
The announcement of his death sparked a lot of reactions from associations helping AIDS patients. Charlotte Valandrey has “Been a great and tireless witness to life with HIV and thus helped to advance the fight against stigma”, welcomes Sidaction. Same sadness for the Aides association.
We learn with emotion of the death of Charlotte Valandrey, who has many times contributed alongside us to fight against HIV and the discrimination suffered by people who live with it.
Our thoughts to all of your loved ones. 💖💫https://t.co/c5OtJIXoe9
— Association AIDES (@assoAIDES) July 13, 2022
Charlotte Valandrey was a figure known to the French for a long time. She is not yet 17 when she leaves red kiss, the film that made her the new star. She embodies, in France during the Cold War, Nadia, a young rebel who militates in the Young Communists and sees her ideal waver after a romantic encounter (Lambert Wilson). He was then predicted a destiny à la Sophie Marceau.
The announcement of his HIV status
It was a few days before she turned 18 that she learned that she had contracted HIV. With a “gothic prince”, member of a famous rock band, she will only say. She is not selected for white wedding (1989), after sharing the secret of his illness with the director.
His filmography is then far from the glory that he was promised. His career will be mainly on television playing from 1991 to 2000 in the series Les Cordiers, judge and cop (up to 11.4 million viewers) or in tomorrow belongs to us (2017-2019).
Charlotte Valandrey must be “buried in private in Pléneuf-Val-André”, commune of Côtes-d’Armor where she spent holidays during her childhood and which inspired her artist name, announced her relatives. A religious ceremony will take place in September in Paris.
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