Ghyslain Tremblay, Star of 'L'Amour qui tue,' Dies at 68

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Ghyslain Tremblay

The veteran Canadian TV actor also was known for roles on 'Les parc des braves' and 'Les 100 tours de Centour.'

Veteran Canadian TV actor Ghyslain Tremblay, star of French-language series across a 40-year career including L'Amour qui tue, Les parc des braves and Les 100 tours de Centour, has died. He was 68.

Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard on Wednesday announced the news of Tremblay's death on his Facebook page. "It is with deep sadness that I learned this moment of the death of my friend, the actor Ghyslain Tremblay... His memory has always been one of joy. Rest in peace my generous friend. My deepest condolences to those close to him," he wrote.

No cause of death for Tremblay has been announced. His death was widely covered in his native Quebec, including on the website for Radio Canada, Canada's French-language public broadcaster that aired many of the dramas in which the veteran actor appeared.

Nathalie Roy, Quebec's culture and communications minister, on her Twitter account added this tribute: "What nostalgia we feel from the announcement of the death of the actor Ghyslain Tremblay. His roles have marked several generations of Quebecers. Sincere condolences to his loved ones."

Born on April 29, 1951, in Jonquiere, Quebec, Tremblay played Samuel de Champlain on the 2000 CBC history series Canada: A People's History. His other star turns included portraying a disturbed husband on 1991's L'Amour qui tue, a drama about a violent marriage, and playing the role of Pico on 1971's Les 100 tours de Centour, a drama about a genius scientist and detective.

The veteran actor won a Gemeaux, Quebec's French-language TV award, in 1986 for his role as Pierre-Paul Courtemanche on the long-running drama Le Parc des Braves.

Tremblay also had a role in the 2011 historical romance movie The Widow of Saint-Pierre, which starred Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil and Emir Kusturica and was shot in Nova Scotia.