French and German media were shaken in rapid succession by the sudden deaths of Le Monde editor Erik Izraelewicz, aged 58, and the FAZ editor Franz Schirrmacher at 54. Today, we learn that Benoît Duquesne, editor and presenter on TF1 and Europe 1, has died at 57. He was one of the most familiar faces on French screens.
Dangerous age for senior journalists, the 50s. Keep taking the blood-pressure pills.