Pierre Cassignard died: the day before, the actor celebrated his 56th birthday

Pierre Cassignard passed away at the age of 56 on December 20. The day before, the actor and director celebrated his birthday. It is his accomplice on stage Michèle Bernier who announced the sad news on Instagram. I will always love you huge friend, she wrote in comment of a photo of the actor. They both shared the poster of the play Un grand cri d'amour, by Josiane Balasko.
Pierre Cassignard was born in 1965 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. In 1984, he arrived in Paris to join a theater school. Three years later, he got his first role in the play Un jardin en désordre. Since his graduation from the Conservatoire, he has been performing in a series of plays and films. In 1997, he won the Molière for actor for his double role of Tonino and Zanetto in Les Jumeaux vénitiens. 
Since the announcement of his death, tributes have multiplied in the film world.