He had made his illness strong, at least on stage. Comedian Guillaume Bats, born Guillaume Batreau, died Thursday at the age of 36, his production company announced on social networks. The 1.39-meter comedian was known for his shows in which he mocked the glass bone disease he had suffered from since birth.
"It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death this Thursday, June 1st of Guillaume Bats, our great friend and brother of heart and stage, shared Dark Smile Productions, this morning, on Facebook. The event being recent we do not yet have all the details relating to his funeral, and do not yet know the cause of this tragic event.
Abandoned by his parents at birth, the future actor was a child of the DDASS. Object of mockery during his schooling - he was nicknamed Quasimodo -, Guillaume Bats had trained from childhood in the theater. "It is said that God created man in his image; I have a doubt", joked Guillaume Bats in his only stage Hors cadre!, which he had presented in 2016 in Paris, at the Treviso theater.
Glass bone disease, or osteogenesis imperfecta - "what would it have been like if it had been perfect!", joked Guillaume Bats - is a rare genetic disease. It is characterized by high bone fragility, a source of deformities and multiple fractures, as well as significant growth disorders.