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Weather presenter Nadège Saint-Philippe died overnight from Saturday to Sunday at the age of 47, after a long battle with several cancers. Host Nadine Alcindor, close to the St-Philippe family, confirmed the news to QMI Agency on Sunday morning.
“A real ray of sunshine, it will have marked our daily lives and our newsroom for more than fifteen years,” mentioned Xavier Brassard-Bedard, General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of TVA, when he learned of the sad news.
The one who had been a weather presenter for Groupe TVA since 2006 was first diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in 2011.
“I knew because my body, sorry to say, was literally bleeding out. I didn't want to know, maybe, but I said to myself “it will stop, everything will be fine, I am correct”. So I haven't changed anything in my daily activities”, she mentioned in March 2021 on the show “Deux filles le matin”.
The following year, in February, she tried a returned to his activities two weeks later, but two weeks later his doctor contacted him to say that a polyp he had been removed was cancerous.
“I was relieved, I told myself that all that was behind me. Unfortunately, a few weeks after the procedure, my doctor told me that what he had removed was cancerous; all the analyzes confirmed it. So, despite the beautiful mandates that have been entrusted to me, for my health, I have no choice but to take a break from my professional life”, she told the magazine La Semaine.
Host Angelo Cadet reacted on social media to the news.
“My dear Nadège St-Philippe, you made us carry Hope as no one carried Faith, you knew how to federate in us the Army of Love for you with an unequaled Compassion; your Light shines today through our amazement… the pain is intense my friend. Your fight against disease will make you the Queen wearing a crown of Nobility and Great Dignity. May the Earth be light to you and may your spirit remain in the Shining Path to allow us to celebrate your Life.”
Tributes are pouring in on social networks for Nadège St-Philippe
The death of Nadège St-Philippe has saddened the artistic and political circles and many have turned to social networks to pay tribute to her.
“How sad. Condolences to Nadège's husband, family and loved ones. Certainly courage and a lot of love to get through the rest,” wrote the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade.
“This news saddens me deeply. Nadège was an extraordinary woman with whom I had the greatest pleasure to work. I offer my most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones,” said Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications.
“What sad news. This is a talented young woman who is leaving us far too soon. My thoughts are with Nadège's family today. My deep and sincere condolences to all his loved ones,” wrote Valérie Plante.
“I am saddened by the death of Nadège St-Philippe. A talented presenter, generous to her audience and committed to the community, particularly in Montreal North, she will be missed. I offer my sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and loved ones,” added Montreal Opposition Leader Aref Salem.
“Nadège was a beautiful woman, full of empathy, life and laughter. She never forgot where she came from, always ready to help young people in Montreal North. She leaves too quickly. Sympathies to family, friends and colleagues,” shared local MP Paule Robitaille.
“We will miss you, Nadège! You were a ray of sunshine, a role model for many people and a force for positivity. Today we are losing a friend, an ally, a person involved in her community, and an eloquent spokesperson for many of our Festivals,” said entrepreneur and actress Fabienne Colas.
“My friend. You were filled with life and light. Behind the sweetness of your smile was hiding the heart of a lioness. A strength, rooted in the pride of your origins. Your departure breaks my heart Nadège. All my thoughts to your husband, your family and your community,” shared anchor and author Michel Jean.
“Nadège St-Philippe is no more. The disease got the better of her, but the memories I have with her, so few, will remain etched in my memory forever. What a beautiful human being, in every way. We ́ll always love you!”, wrote host Josélito Michaud.
“Nad Chérie, you will have been brave and bright throughout your fight. Rest in power sis”, shared Varda Étienne in an Instagram “story”.
“Goodbye beautiful Nadège”, simply wrote on Twitter the journalist Yves Poirier, followed by the word -click #restinpeace.
“Dazzling beauty, luminous, gentle, immensely kind, Nadège had this gift to illuminate every room she went through. An exceptional human being who will make the sun envy with her brilliance and light. If there were more Nadège, the world would be so much better,” commented TVA Sports journalist Justine Saint-Martin.