Belgian Eurovision commentator Jean-Pierre Hautier passed away

A long-time Eurovision Song Contest commentator for Belgian public broadcasting organization RTBF has passed away. Jean-Pierre Hautier‘s cause of death was cancer, he passed away at the age of 56.

Hautier was familiar voice to Belgian viewers, he was the Eurovision commentator since 1994. His book about Eurovision, La folie de l’Eurovision was released in 2010.  He was also a television presenter and director on RTBF’s La première which is a local radio channel. His next project was to launch a new program in January.

ESC Webs express condolences to Jean-Pierre Hautier’s relatives.