Coluche died 29 year ago. Born in 1944 he was a french actor and humorist. He was very popular because of his irreverent sense of humour.
On October 30, 1980, Coluche organised a press-conference in the theatre where he was performing a one-man show. It was there that he announced his candidacy for the French presidential elections in 1981. At first he was not taken seriously until the day the Sunday newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche, published a poll on 14 December 1980, crediting Coluche with 16% of voting intentions.
In September 1985, he created the Restos du coeur charity. This charity is one of the bigest charity today giving food to millions of hungry people in France.
Less than a year later, in June 1986, Coluche died when his motorcycle crashed into a truck on a road in the commune of Opio in southeastern France. He was 41.
Coluche is a giant emblem of the french contemporary culture. He said truth with a popular language that people understand. #coluche