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Sudden death of Olivier Dassault


MP LR, and shareholder of Figaro, died on Sunday in a helicopter crash. He was 69 years old.

MP LR Olivier Dassault, and one of the administrators of

Le Figaro

, died suddenly on Sunday at the age of 69 in a helicopter crash in Le Calvados, near Deauville.

The pilot would also have succumbed to the shock.

As of the information known at the end of the day, the tributes multiplied in the whole of the political class and until the highest level of the State.

Olivier Dassault loved France.

Captain of industry, deputy, local elected, reserve commander in the air force: his life throughout, he never ceased to serve our country, to promote its assets,

”Emmanuel Macron reacted on Twitter.

“His sudden death is a great loss.

Thoughts to his family and loved ones



still wrote the head of state.

The Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire said he was very


by the sudden disappearance of this

“great industrialist”.

"An entrepreneur and a patriot always at the service of our country"

underlined Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the boss of Medef.

In 1986, upon the death of his grandfather Marcel Dassault, his father Serge Dassault had entrusted him with several missions and responsibilities within the company Dassault Aviation.

He then appointed him deputy director of Europe Falcon Service, then director of strategy for civil aircraft.

An aviation enthusiast himself, Olivier Dassault, a professional pilot, had broken several world speed records.

Member of Parliament and photographer

Olivier Dassault was part of the UMP then LR group in the Assembly since his election in the Oise in 1988 - he was beaten once in 1997 - in the constituency of his grandfather Marcel Dassault, to whom he was close.

Unparalleled business leader, big-hearted MP and industry advocate, Olivier Dassault will be sorely missed,

” says Damien Abad, president of the LR group to the National Assembly.

His kindness and his humanism will remain in my memory forever.

On behalf of the LR group, I send my sincere condolences to those close to him,

”continues the deputy for Ain.


He was an indefatigable servant of France, a man of conviction and loyalty, attached to the influence of his country which he served in his public and professional activities

", also indicated the president of the LR group in the Senate, Bruno Retailleau.


His tragic death leaves a great void


I am mourning the disappearance of my friend Olivier Dassault this evening

,” continues Senator LR from Paris, Pierre Charon, paying tribute to his “

multiple talents


The regional presidents Xavier Bertrand and Valérie Pécresse, who knew him well, did not fail to pay tribute to his “

love of life

” and one of his passions, in addition to politics,… photography.

Olivier Dassault had seen his work, with many black and white photos, exhibited in France and abroad.

He was also passionate about hunting and music.

Olivier Dassault had thus composed the original soundtracks of films, as well as the sound identity of the National Assembly.

The Assembly will pay tribute to him

Asked live on Cnews, the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand also expressed his "


" and indicated that the national representation would

pay him


the tribute which is due to him


He was "

a man always kind, warm and a member present and engaged in the debates

" underlined the elected LREM François de Rugy who had rubbed shoulders with him for several years on the benches of the Assembly.

Marine Le Pen, against whom Olivier Dassault took a stand in 2017 by publicly supporting Emmanuel Macron, also paid tribute to him.

Like the deputies of the left, like Valérie Rabault (PS) or Adrien Quatrennens (LFI).

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2021-03-07

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