In front of Cyril Hanouna Don’t touch my TVOn Tuesday, September 13, comedian Jean-Marie Bigard spoke of a tragic moment in his life: the death of his father, who was brutally killed.
“I remember that I forgave my father’s killer and I can’t tell you where he came from“, he said at the opening. Lola Marois’s husband – with whom he had two children, Jules and Bella (10) – then recounted in detail how his father was murdered. “The boy arrived at night. My father had nothing to defend himself with, he had a hunting knife like this [il montre la taille d’un grand couteau avec ses mains, NDLR]. You split my father’s body with a dozen very deep stab wounds. When I saw my father’s bloodied hands go down the stairs and reach the door to try to get out, there he was [l’assassin, NDLR] comes with a rifle. He puts a foot on his back and shoots him in the back of the head to finish him off. Well, how can I explain to you that I have forgiven this guy with all my heart?“, He said definitely leaving more than one spectator speechless.
In the show Temporary madness in 2016 he returned to the motive for this terrible murder. “My father was murdered by a boy. He had a wife, he asked us if it bothered us if he started a new life, we said ‘obviously not’. It’s news, but this woman had a boyfriend, one day he came, he hid in the house and killed my father with a dozen stab wounds and finished him with a shotgun in the neck. It is quite trying. It is not at all the same to see it on TV, it is not the same to see the path, the hands, the blood on the walls“, He declared.
As he said tonight a Don’t touch my TV, his father’s killer surrendered to the police. On this topic he had already confided more deeply, always inside Temporary madness. “The boy turned himself in to the police and I don’t know where I found him, but, in the dock, I forgave him. I don’t know where he comes from. I am sure and certain in that moment that, being repentant, it is better to forgive him. He couldn’t give my father back to me. There were two solutions, hate, anger, hate until the end of my days, or forgive (…) I took it away from me, because it would have been terrible to drag that thing around like a cannonball.“A terrible story, a great example of forgiveness.