When asked about the reasons that pushed her to speak out about her illness, she replied that she wanted to “leave a mark”.
Clémentine Vergnaud will have done much more, both her podcast “My life facing cancer: Clémentine’s diary”was a success, both in terms of audience and humanity.
The Franceinfo journalist died on Saturday at the age of 31 from incurable bile duct cancer after eighteen months of struggle, her employer announced.
“She brought a lot to the sick”
“The Franceinfo editorial team has lost one of its own, a wonderful woman, a very talented journalist, a friend to many,” said the editorial staffin his tribute to the journalist.
The one who did not smoke and only drank “very little”, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29 after feeling pain in her ribs. The illness that prevailed affects 3,000 people each year. It usually affects older men, from the age of 70, smokers or drinkers.
In her podcast in ten episodes, released in May and told in the form of a diary, the reporter “told her illness, her story in that of a universal story. She brought a lot to the sick, their loved ones, the caregivers,” her colleagues emphasized.
For Emmanuel Ricard, spokesperson for the League against Cancer, Clémentine Regnaud “put a lot of humanity into her testimony, she showed the different phases that can follow the path of people suffering from cancer with the difficulty of the announcement, the question of meaning (…) what she was experiencing allowed others to better understand what the illness was.
Journalists, politicians, doctors… since Saturday, numerous tributes have followed one another on X (formerly Twitter) to salute his fight fought “to the end” and his joy of living.