France: Bertrand-Kamal: his cancer detected following an injury in “Koh-Lanta”

The adventurer died on September 9 of pancreatic cancer. Alexia Laroche-Joubert, producer of the show, revealed he was diagnosed after an incident on set.

Bertrand-Kamal was 30 years old.

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Bertrand-Kamal died on Wednesday September 9 at only 30 years old. The adventurer of “Koh-Lanta, Les 4 Terres” was killed by pancreatic cancer, which had been diagnosed to him last April. But the young man had felt the first symptoms of the disease in January. His relatives had assured the “Parisian” that he had stomach pains at the time.

Symptoms that he did not initially assimilate to cancer, but to a slight injury related to the shooting of the TF1 show, which took place in the fall of 2019 in Fiji. This is what the producer of the show, Alexia Laroche-Joubert, revealed on Monday, September 14 in “Touche pas à mon poste”. “He was injured in the adventure, a fairly benign thing …” she said.

“Following” Koh-Lanta “, he was still in pain”

“Following” Koh-Lanta “, he was still in pain, she explained on C8. At that time, he went for exams. And in the end they found cancer. Very aggressive, unfortunately. ” Supported by doctors, Bertrand-Kamal therefore began a five-month fight against the disease. A struggle he waged with the support of his family, never giving up. But as one of his relatives assured the “Parisian”: “It was already too late.”

His disappearance upset everyone, including Alexia Laroche-Joubert, who had become attached to him: “It was extremely violent, because you have to know that Bertrand-Kamal is the very expression of the joy of living. . What he experienced in terms of suffering… He was admirable. I had him on the phone regularly and he still managed to make hints of humor when I know it was very violent ”, she confided.

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