Cecilia Sarkozy's celebrity ex-husband dead at 74

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14 September 2007, PARIS (AFP) - The first husband of French first lady Cecilia Sarkozy, television presenter Jacques Martin died Friday at the age of 74, his family said.

14 September 2007

PARIS (AFP) - The first husband of French first lady Cecilia Sarkozy, television presenter Jacques Martin died Friday at the age of 74, his family said.

Martin married Cecilia Albeniz in 1984 at a civil ceremony which was conducted by Nicolas Sarkozy, then mayor of the Paris suburb of Neuilly. The pair had two daughters, Judith and Jeanne-Marie.

They divorced in 1989 and Cecilia married Sarkozy in 1996.

Martin was one of France's most successful television personalities of the 1970s and 80s, hosting a series of light-hearted entertainment shows. He suffered a stroke in 1998 which left him part-paralysed.

He had eight children overall, from four relationships.

AFP

Subject: French news

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