The day after the discovery of his father’s inanimate body, host and humorist Alain Dumas has no answers. He has no idea what could have happened.
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His father, Jacques, was found lifeless around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the waters of the Richelieu River in Sorel-Tracy.
The 84-year-old man had lived for several years at the Résidence Soleil Manoir Sorel.
“He was in amazing shape this summer. It was one of the most [beaux] summers that I lived with my father. I have never had such a beautiful relationship with my father in the past 50 years. I had the impression that he had reached a good psychological balance, ”said Alain Dumas, during a telephone interview.
Jacques Dumas left his residence on Tuesday through a back door. Surveillance cameras show him leaving the place somewhat on the sly, according to his son.
Alain Dumas specifies that his father had experienced an episode of depression in 2007, when his wife died.
“My father had some mental health problems and medication stabilized him. He started to feel anxious about four or five days ago. He went to the hospital and his medication was changed. I spoke to him over the next few days and he seemed to be doing very well. And it happened what happened, “dropped the host and comedian.
The autopsy that will be performed should provide some answers.
“He walked around a lot. Did he fall? We will have answers with the autopsy, ”said Alain Dumas.
Jacques Dumas, who also has two daughters, passed on the love of music to his son. That’s what led him to build a show on Frank Sinatra a few years ago.
“He was lost sometimes, after going through difficult times, when his wife died, and it was the music that brought him back. He was a music lover, ”he said.
Alain Dumas believes in stopping and giving importance to mental health issues. “This is the most important message I have to deliver following my father’s departure.”