Marc Olivier Fogiel, general manager of BFMTV revealed the first words of the mother of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff. The journalist died in Ukraine after a shrapnel. He was following a humanitarian operation for the channel.
Inform. It was his job, his vocation. Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff died at the age of 32 while reporting for the BFMTV news channel in Ukraine. Mortally wounded by shrapnel, tributes have rained down in the media world since the announcement of his disappearance this Monday, May 30, 2022.
A moving text
The image reporter was accompanied by Maxime Brandstaetter. He was slightly injured on impact. Marc Olivier Fogiel, general manager of BFMTV testified on the air about the first reaction of the mother of the BFMTV journalist killed in Ukraine. “I called her mom and she just texted me just now, which I’m going to read to you,” the media manager said in a trembling voice.
“Thank you for the beautiful tribute since noon. (Editor’s note, the tribute paid by the editorial staff of BFM) He was indeed very committed and I am proud of his choices”, wrote the mother of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff. Marc Olivier Fogiel says he called his mother at the start of the afternoon. The bereaved mother’s first reaction was to “ask for news of Maxime Brandstaetter, his buddy and Oxana his fixer.” The general manager who recalled that the entire editorial staff of BFMTV was proud of the journalist’s choices.
Since the announcement of the death of the journalist, the tributes have been linked. This is also the case of Volodimir Zelensky. The Ukrainian president sent his “sincere condolences to Frédéric’s family”, “French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff was mortally wounded by a gunshot.” The head of state gave an interview to the channel more than a month ago.