The death of Nadège St-Philippe has saddened artistic and political circles and many have turned to social networks to pay tribute to her.
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“What sad news. Her presence brightened times in Quebec and she will be missed. My thoughts go out to his family, loved ones and the TVA Group,” said Quebec Premier François Legault.
“How sad. Condolences to Nadège’s husband, family and loved ones. Certainly courage and lots of love to get through the rest,” wrote Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade.
“This news makes me deeply sad. Nadège was an extraordinary woman who I really enjoyed working with. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones,” said Nathalie Roy, Minister for 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, especially in North Montreal, 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 great woman, full of empathy, life and laughter. She never forgot where she came from, always willing to help young people in Montreal North. She’s going too fast. My condolences to family, friends and colleagues,” said local MP Paule Robaille.
“We will miss you, Nadège! You were a sunshine, a role model for many people and a positive force. Today we lose a friend, an ally, a person who is involved in their 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 hid the heart of a lioness. A strength rooted in pride in your heritage. Your departure breaks my heart Nadège. All my thoughts to your husband, Your family and your community,” shared host and author Michel Jean.
“Nadège St-Philippe no longer exists. The illness overwhelmed her, but the few memories I have of her will stay with me forever. What a beautiful person in every way. We will always love you!” wrote host Josélito Michaud.
“Nad Chérie, you will have been brave and radiant throughout your fight. Rest in power sis,” Varda Étienne shared in an Instagram “Story.”
“Goodbye beautiful Nadège,” wrote journalist Yves Poirier simply on Twitter, followed by the hashtag #reposeenpaix.
“Iridescent beauty, radiant, gentle, immensely kind, Nadège had this gift of illuminating every space she crossed. An extraordinary person who will envy the sun with his splendor and light. If there were more Nadège, the world would be so much a better place,” commented TVA Sports journalist Justine Saint-Martin.