Tribute by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, to Patrick Roy.

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Patrick Roy,
deputy mayor of Denain.

Loyal adversary to the policy pursued by the Government, he always knew
Defend your beliefs with passion and total commitment.

A man of culture, he vigorously defended contemporary and
heavy metal. This passion for this musical genre had given him
the opportunity to ask me several times to ensure its defence and
promotion.

The life lesson he has given us in recent months will remain engraved in our
as well as the sincerity of his political action.