Summary: Belgian whimsical francophone politician who was often nicknamed "the Gainsbourg of Belgian Politics" by the general public with his reputation as a 'bon vivant' and became the country's longest-serving political leader in the Walloon government from the late 1990's until his forced resignation from the office after the 2010 parliamentary elections, and whose eldest daughter, notorious Parisian DJ and stylist Aurore Daerden, was among many survivors seriously injured in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Cause of Death: Complications from a heart attack
Born: November 16, 1949
Died: August 5, 2012
Location: Frejus, France