The 66-year-old actress was one of the residents of Retirement home, alongside Kev Adams and Gérard Depardieu, and had played in Casually, with Philippe Rebbot.
She will only have known the movie sets a few years before her death. Marianne Garcia, who began her acting career in 2013, died on April 19 from cancer. She was 66 years old. Spotted by director Louis-Julien Petit, she inherited a small role in discount before appearing in comedy The Invisibles, where she played a homeless girl named Lady Di, alongside Corinne Masiero, Audrey Lamy and Noémie Lvovsky. Spectators were also able to see it in Casually, by Mathias Mlekuz with Arnaud Ducret, Philippe Rebbot. Or more recently in Retirement homehis last shoot, with Kev Adams and Gérard Depardieu.
Kev Adams paid tribute to him on Instagram. “Yesterday a great actress left us, Marianne Garcia was an extraordinary woman and actress, with an unusual and inspiring story, who already during the filming of Retirement home was fighting bravely against this damn cancer. She had upset us in the film The Invisibles and made us cry with laughter in the role of Léontine. I know how proud she was of that movie. I will never forget his kindness, his humor and his courage. It was an honor to know you Marianne I will never forget your valuable advice. Farewell Leontine. Farewell Marianne. Rest in peace“, he wrote on Wednesday.
Originally from Roubaix, Marianne Garcia had a difficult life, recalls The voice of the North , between a childhood marked by poverty, abuse and a homeless life until he was 17 years old. “I draw my strength in the most difficult moments, I draw happiness whenever I am not unhappy. I take threads, make a little chewing gum, and then I reuse it“, she confided to France3.
This painful existence, Marianne Garcia recounts it in an autobiography book entitled The Courageous Ch’tite, published andn September. “Thanks to this book, Marianne gives her readers a part of herself: a fighter, a resistance fighter with humor as a shield. His life is in line with the greatest social comedies: “Since we have nothing left, we have everything to gain”», said director Louis-Julien Petit who had pushed him to tell his story. “Our Marianne has had several lives, I am proud to be part of one of them. I love you very much. See you soon“, adds the filmmaker.
Marianne Garcia’s funeral will take place on Saturday April 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wattrelos crematorium in northern France. An online kitty has been opened to finance his funeral.
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