Mohammad Moradi, 38, was found dead after jumping from a bridge into the River Rhône in the south-east French city of Lyon on Monday before which he posted on social media an explanation of his act as a protest against the crackdown in Iran following protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, arrested for an alleged breach of the country’s strict dress code for women.
Three French police officers have been handed suspended jail sentences after being found guilty of manslaughter during the arrest in 2015 a Paris bar of 33-year-old Amadou Koumé, upon who they applied a chokehold which led to his death from what a medical expert called slow ‘mechanical asphyxia’
Yvan Colonna, 61, a militant Corsican nationalist who was attacked by a jihadist prisoner in a mainland jail this month while serving a life sentence for the 1998 shooting murder of France's top state official on the Mediterranean island, has died after several weeks in a coma.
Jean-Luc Brunel, 76, a model agency boss suspected of trafficking underage girls for abuse by the late US financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and who was accused of rape by several former models, was found hanged in his cell in the Paris La Santé prison early Saturday.
French serial killer Michel Fourniret, 79, dubbed 'the ogre of the Ardennes', who was serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for the murders of eight girls and women, who was expected to stand trial again for four other murders, including that of British student Joanna Parrish, died in a Paris hospital on Monday.
Rémy Julienne, one of the world's most celebrated stuntmen, who worked on six James Bond films and doubled for stars Sean Connery and Roger Moore, as well as for top French actors including Yves Montand, Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo, has died in a French hospital at the age of 90 from complications due to Covid-19.
Seven serving and former officers, including a brigadier general, from France's 198-year-old Saint-Cyr military academy were sent for trial on manslaughter charges over the death in 2012 of cade Jallal Hami, 24, who drowned during an initiation ritual for first-year recruits.
Vincent Reffet, 36, whose skydiving stunts included flying in a synchronised landing through the door of a turbo-prop plane and flying alongside a jumbo jet with engines strapped to his back, has died in training above the desert in the United Arab Emirates.
The celebrated and prolific French-British actor Michael Lonsdale, whose cinema career spanned six decades and included star roles in films by directors Orson Welles, René Clément, Marguerite Duras, Alain Resnais and Louis Malle, and who also played villain Hugo Drax in the Bond film Moonraker and deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel in The Day of the Jackal, has died at his home in Paris aged 89.
A 59-year-old bus driver in the south-west French town of Bayonne who was beaten and left brain dead by a group of men passengers on Sunday allegedly in a row over their refusal to wear face masks as required by law, died on Friday in hospital.
Luce Douady, 16, a French award-winning climber and who was regarded as a future adult star in the discipline, has died after a fall reported to be of about 150 metres, for reasons not yet explained, from an approach path to mountainous terrain near Grenoble in south-eastt France.
Following the death in New York on Sunday of Bulgarian-born contemporary artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, better known simply as 'Christo', whose installations incuded wrapping in fabric the Reichstag building in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, it was announced on his Facebook page that his plan to wrap the Arc de Triomphe monument in the French capital, a project he had said he held dear since the 1960s, will go ahead next year.
The death from a heart attack in Marseille last week of a boy aged nine, who suffered an inflammatory condition with similarities to the blood vessel disorder known as Kawasaki disease, is suspected of having developed the symptoms from Covid-19 virus infection for which he tested positive to, as seen in more than 120 cases of young children in France, but also in other countries,
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