The former host of “The Treasure Map” Sylvain Augier has died. He was 68 years old. Bipolar, he released a book about his illness a few months ago. The exact circumstances of his death are still unknown.

He will remain for many as one of the faces of the shows Faut pas rêve, which he hosted from 1990 to 1999, and La Carte aux Trésors, from 1996 to 2005. Sylvain Augier died on Saturday March 16, 2024 at his home in Sommières , in the Gard. The public service journalist and presenter was 68 years old. While Le Figaro just revealed his death this Tuesday evening, little other information concerning the exact circumstances of his death has been revealed.

Born on May 7, 1955 in Toulouse, the man who had, for a time, considered doing the ENA had finally started his career as a radio reporter, at France Inter, in 1979. Presenter of Sexy Folies on Antenne 2 in 1986, Sylvain Augier also worked for TF1 and Sud Radio. However, he mainly had a career in public service.

In the fall of 2023, Sylvain Augier released a book entitled I’m coming back from afar in which he revealed that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 1990s. He was then 35 years old. “I had this crazy energy and then moments of weakness that I didn’t understand,” says in his work the man who spent the rest of his career hiding the ills of this illness.

On the set of Le Figaro, Sylvain Augier recently confided: “I was hiding. I didn’t want to show my colleagues and the public that I was suffering.” And to still remember: “I curled up in a ball in the back of a car so no one would recognize me before going to host a television show, and I did that for years!”

Suffering in silence, the journalist explained at the time of the release of his book that he had made several suicide attempts before being taken in and treated. Since then, Sylvain Augier assured him, he had no longer had suicidal thoughts. However, his bipolarity pushed Sylvain Augier to withdraw from the world of Little Lucrne in 2014.