Lionel Poilane

 

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: French artisan baker and entrepreneur considered as France's best-known baker whose Polaine Bakery produces 15,000 loaves per day sold worldwide, and whose loaves are highly valued by international connoisseurs including Robert DiNiro and Lauren Bacall.

 

 

Cause of Death: Helicopter crash

 

Born: June 10, 1945

 

Died: October 31, 2002

 

Location: Brittany, France