Canadian actor Paolo Noel passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. He had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was 93 years old. He was surrounded by family and friends. The actor had recently been admitted to palliative care. Noel had been a star on TV shows such as Toast and Coffee and was also well known for his role in the Omerta movie.
Noel began his career as a cabaret singer in Montreal in the early 1950s. He first won a radio contest impersonating Tino Rossi.
He also covered Luis Mariano and other stars. He was a regular in Montreal cabarets and recorded four songs. His popularity was such that he was named “Monsieur Radio-Television” by the readers of Tele-Radiomonde in 1968.
In the 1960s, Paolo Noel began hosting television and radio shows. He also hosted a youth music hall at the provincial cafe.
In the 1970s, his popularity skyrocketed and he gained a radio show of his own. In the 1980s, Noel wrote an autobiography entitled Between Love and Hate: From Orphanage to Success. It also earned him an Biblio Prize.
Here is Paolo Noël cause of death
The cause of death was not made public, but it was known Noël had Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by loved ones, grandson Bleu Reef Obermayr told La Presse. Noël had recently been admitted to palliative care.