Death of Roger Borniche, a famous cop and novelist, at the age of 101 years - The Point

on Tuesday 16 June, Roger Borniche, flic emblematic of the post-war period, has died at the age of 101 years, reveals the Agence France-Presse, citing his wife

Death of Roger Borniche, a famous cop and novelist, at the age of 101 years - The Point

on Tuesday 16 June, Roger Borniche, flic emblematic of the post-war period, has died at the age of 101 years, reveals the Agence France-Presse, citing his wife Michele. This famous police officer in the 50 years provided you have stopped 567 mobsters during his career as Pierrot le fou, Jo Attia, Emile Bush or Rene the Cane.

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Roger Borniche was then launched into the writing of detective novels some of which have inspired movies as "Flic story" (Jacques Deray, with Alain Delon 1975), "Rene the Cane" (directed by Francis Girod, with Gérard Depardieu in 1977) or even "indic" (1993, Serge Leroy with Daniel Auteuil). His books have been translated into twenty languages. Two of them tell his own life: "Borniche story" and " indic ".

He joined the police to escape the Service of obligatory work (STO)

Roger Borniche was born in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin in Oise, June 7, 1919. His father, a survivor of Verdun, is a house painter. Titi parisien, Roger Borniche is first comic trooper in 1937 and then singer-songwriter in the Cellar of the Republic. Entering into the police to escape the Service of obligatory work (STO), he resigns to not serve Vichy and is reinstated in 1944. He became inspector of the national Security.

He left the police force in 1956 and became a private detective before embarking on the novels. After having lived many years in California in the United States, Roger Borniche, and his wife lived for five years in the area of California, but in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes).

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 17:33

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