Pierre Fabre, founder of pharmaceutical laboratories, died at home, in Lavaur (Tarn), on this land that he deeply loved.

This big boss has always wanted his Group to stay in his region to promote employment and local economic development.

A committed citizen, he was at the heart of his profession, funding research through numerous French and foreign associations and universities and promoting access to quality medicines for the most deprived.

A man from the Southwest and a fervent supporter of the Castres Olympique de rugby, he has been its financial support and charismatic president since 1987. This did not prevent him from helping many other sports clubs in the region.

A man of culture, he contributed to enriching the Hispanic collections of the Goya de Castres Museum by purchasing several major paintings including, in 2006, the “Martyrdom of San Sebastián” by Madrid painter Sebastian Muñoz (1642-1693).

For the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, he notably contributed to the acquisition of «La Modiste», oil on canvas from 1900. He was also involved in the project to build the Dom Robert tapestry museum in the En-Calcat abbey in Sorrèze.

At the origin of the Midi-Pyrénées delegation of the Heritage Foundation, he financed the prize of the competition «Trésors Occitans» in 2007 and, in 2009, renewed the grant for the action of the foundation in the Gers.

As for contemporary art, he supported the projects of the Abattoirs de Toulouse since 2007 and was involved in the celebration of 30 years of FRAC.

However, he did not conceive of a cultural commitment that would not be shared by all and, to this end, had formed a partnership with the Fondation «La Dépêche» (Toulouse) whose social and educational commitment he shared.

Man of heart, man of action, this great patron was with elegance and discretion.