A retired France 2 health journalist, Jean-Daniel Flaysakier has died at the age of 70. The doctor and former health journalist who was said to have retired since 2018, was found dead on a beach in Sables-d’Olonne in Vendée, BFMTV reports.
According to the reports, the body of Jean-Daniel Flaysakier was found on a beach in Sables-d’Olonne, where he often goes to, according to information from the local newspaper Les Sables-Vendée confirmed to AFP by its former channel France 2.
A medical graduate in Tours, where he is from, and cancer specialist, Jean-Daniel Flaysakier was a health columnist for Télématin, alongside William Leymergie, from 1985 to 1991.
He worked 37 years for France Télévisions, appearing regularly in the newspaper televised from France 2. Jean-Daniel Flaysakier was a familiar figure on television, and the general public remembers his good-natured appearance, his trimmed beard and his bow ties.
Very active on Twitter, where he had nearly 40,000 subscribers, he announced his departure from France 2 on October 31, 2018. On his blog on health, he said he now devoted himself to oncology. He collaborated with the Gustave Roussy Institute for actions against breast cancer.
“I did a journalist job above all, within an editorial office, and with the rules that apply to this profession”, he had told at the time to the Daily of the doctor .
“Being a doctor makes it possible to decipher medical news a little faster than a colleague, to have a more developed critical sense in relation to what the experts can say and then also to have a curiosity about with regard to less hackneyed subjects, “continued The professional very straddling medical ethics as journalistic.
He weeted a lot on health, for example, to promote vaccination against Covid-19, and on politics, to castigate communalism and extremes, on the right and on the left.
Coming from a Jewish family, he had also told several times on Twitter the deportation of several of his family to Nazi camps during the Shoah.