Weather presenter Nadège Saint-Philippe died on Saturday night at the age of 47 after a long battle with multiple cancers. Host Nadine Alcindor, who is close to the St-Philippe family, confirmed the news to QMI Agency on Sunday morning.
“A true ray of sunshine that will have marked our daily lives and editorial staff for over fifteen years,” said Xavier Brassard-Bedard, TVA’s General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, upon learning of the sad news.
The man who has been the weather presenter for Groupe TVA since 2006 was first diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2011.
“I knew because, unfortunately, my body was literally bleeding dry. Maybe I didn’t want to know, but I said to myself “it will stop, everything will be fine, I’m right”. So I haven’t changed anything in my daily activities,” she said on the show Deux filles le matin in March 2021.
The following year, in February, two weeks later she attempted to resume activity, but two weeks later her doctor contacted her to say that a polyp that had been removed from her was cancerous.
“I was relieved, I told myself that it was all behind me. Unfortunately, a few weeks after the procedure, my doctor told me that what he removed was cancerous; all analyzes confirmed it. Therefore, despite the beautiful mandates that have been entrusted to me, for my health I have no choice but to interrupt my professional life,” she told the magazine. The week.
Host Angelo Cadet responded to the news on social media.
“My dear Nadège St-Philippe, you made us carry hope as no one has carried faith, you knew how to unite in us the army of love with an incomparable compassion; your light springs today through our amazement… the pain is intense my friend. Your fight against disease will make you a queen wearing a crown of nobility and great dignity. May the earth be light to you and may your spirit stay on the shining path that we may celebrate your life.
Honors for Nadège St-Philippe are pouring in on social networks
The death of Nadège St-Philippe has saddened 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 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,” just continued to write Twitter Journalist Yves Poirier 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.