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Filmmaker Tonic Sambox has passed away

Filmmaker Tonic Sambox has passed away

Revealed by documentary maker Tonic Sambox World Target RaceHe died Friday at the age of 45.

Released at 6:44 p.m.
Updated at 7:42 p.m.

Leah Carrier

Leah Carrier

His death, the cause of which was not specified, was announced Saturday evening by the Pixellex company that represented him.

“We announce with broken hearts the death of our friend, our brother, director Tonic Sambox. He left us on Friday. His departure creates a huge void for everyone who knows him,” the statement said.

Participant World Target Race On Radio-Canada, Tonic Sambox carved a place for himself in Quebec cinema through his intimate documentaries. Recent, CHSLD, my dear (2020), The open door to life in a residential center, before it was turned upside down by the epidemic.

Among other achievements, the filmmaker signed Girl from the abyss (2019), which follows in the footsteps of Yolande Zimmert Peralt, a friend of renowned filmmaker Pierre Peralt. Center-South story (2016), the source of his daily life with his mother, “Chronic BS”.

According to his friend and producer Patrick Fauquembergue, Danic Champoux was struggling with consumer issues. “The epidemic unfortunately brought him closer to his old demons and the addiction improved him,” he wrote on Facebook.

Addiction was also the theme of some of his works.

“It is with great sadness that we learn of Tonic Zambox’s death this morning. He is a filmmaker with compassion and brilliant vision who has directed more than fifteen award – winning documentaries and made his mark,” the National Film Board of Canada responded on Twitter.

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Danic Champoux is the father of four children.