It is one of the most popular but also the most original personalities of the small screen, which has just left us.

The creator of the Divan, an emblematic show that now belongs to the history of television, was also a man of culture, who was one of the initiators of the European House of Photography in Paris.

An astute critic of cinema, his judgements, always subtle, sometimes cruel, were always awaited.

Henry Chapier was above all a tone, style, charm and an inimitable voice, which raised the interview to the rank of a work of art. Better than any other, he knew how to make others talk, because he possessed this rare gift among all: to know how to listen.

My thoughts are with his loved ones.