For Denis Brogniart, Bertrand-Kamal was much more than an adventurer from Koh-Lanta, he had become a true friend. Upset by the sudden death of the young man at only 30 years old from pancreatic cancer on September 9, the host wanted to pay him a tribute on TF1. On September 11, 2020, just before the broadcast of the third episode of the Koh-Lanta program, les 4 Terres, Denis spoke in touching and deeply sincere terms. “We are all very sad since Wednesday evening. Bertrand-Kamal whom you discovered during the last two episodes of Koh-Lanta died after having struggled with courage and incredible strength of character for several months. He was going to be 31 years old, he was a man who radiated good humor, a hymn to joy, a rare being who united around him “he declared.
Very moved, the host continues: “You will continue to discover him, his humor, his competitive spirit, his tenderness, his smile and his appetite for sharing. This adventure is the best tribute we can pay to him. that everyone called ‘BK’. It was his dream to participate in Koh-Lanta, it was fulfilled. “
A loved one with whom I have shared so many special moments
Having become a confidant and close to Bertrand-Kamal, Denis Brogniart remembers with emotion the precious moments he spent with the deceased adventurer. He says: “I discovered an adventurer, before loving him as a friend, a loved one with whom I shared so many privileged moments. (…) Despite the suffering, he kept his good humor, his altruism, his kindness and his tolerance. A few days ago, he still worried about others. He managed to smile, to joke, he believed until the end, that he would succeed in conquering this cancer which gnawed “.
I love you
Godfather of the ARC foundation against cancer (having himself lost his father to cancer), Denis Brogniart then wished to comfort the relatives of Bertrand-Kamal, surely devastated by the premature death of the young man. Distraught, he indicates: “We are thinking very strongly this evening of his mum Annick, his dad Samir, his sister Elodie and his brother Hugo who surrounded him and accompanied him to the end with so much love. My BK, I keep preciously, with me, forever, your eyes that sparkle, our daily exchanges when it was hard. I will never forget you, we will never forget you and we obviously dedicate to you this season of Koh-Lanta where you were doing the ‘unanimity. ” To end his magnificent tribute, the host ends by addressing a last “I love you” to the one we nicknamed “BK”. A moving moment that touched all viewers, already fans of the adventurer.