Sports anchor and commentator Paul Haut has died at the age of 69

Sports anchor and commentator Paul Haut died earlier this week following complications from surgery. He is 69 years old.

• Read more: The sports world reacts to the death of Paul Hout

• Read more: Paul left his mark on radio, sports, and Quebec culture

His sister Johanne and his brother Pierre confirmed the news through posts on social networks on Saturday.

In a message posted at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, his brother Pierre Hout wrote, “It is with a broken heart that I must announce the passing of my beloved brother Paul.”

He died this week following complications from major surgery to remove a mass from his brain.

“Unfortunately, his heart stopped suddenly following complications,” his sister Johann wrote on Facebook.


He was forced to leave the show at the end of October Morning Club He anchored on the airwaves of PBM Sports, but appeared almost exclusively on radio until recently.

The popular sports commentator is survived by his wife, his two children and his grandson.

Busy business

Born in Montreal in 1954, Paul Haut had a long and successful career in Quebec media, particularly as a sports commentator.

He began his career in radio at CKAC 730 in 1975 and has since made numerous broadcast appearances in various media.

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Over the years, he televised many major sporting events such as the Superbowl, Olympic Games and Pan American Games for TVA, TQS and Radio-Canada.

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Paul Hout was also an analyst during Canadian hockey tournaments for TVA Sports.

In addition to playing the character of goalkeeper Fernand on the big screen in the legendary film series Les Boys, he hosted and co-hosted several television games such as Lingo and Le Cercle.

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He was known for his exceptional memory for sports statistics and his excellent general sense.

Multiple reactions

Following the announcement of his death, many paid tributes to him on social media, including many figures from the worlds of politics, sports and media.

Quebec's Premier François Legault paid tribute to him in a publication in X.

“What a good man in public and private,” she wrote.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also took to social media to express his condolences to his loved ones.

“For his great wisdom, his inexhaustible talents and his genuine kindness, Paul Haut was admired by many,” he says. “His demise is a great loss,” he said.

The Montreal Canadiens also responded to the news.

“Above all a man of exceptional quality, Paul was a monument to the media world in Quebec,” writes the organization in X.

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