Sick of Covid-19, the former Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand, 73, was “urgently admitted on Wednesday” in a Paris hospital, according to a family statement on Thursday.
“His state of health, although stable, remains sensitive for the days to come. He contracted (the disease) Covid-19 10 days ago during a small family gathering during the Christmas holidays”, adds the press release.
In November, the former minister, novelist and television man, published a book, “Une Drôle de guerre” (Robert Laffont) recounting the fight led in March against the virus by his brother Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand, and the daily des relatives of patients.
Elected to the Academy of Fine Arts
Frédéric Mitterrand, nephew of the former President of the Republic, in turn cinema operator, television host-producer, documentary and film director, managed the Villa Medici in Rome before being appointed Minister of Culture of 2009 to 2012.
Last February, he was installed at the Académie des beaux-arts, in the chair previously occupied by actress Jeanne Moreau, in the cinema and audiovisual section.
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