Patrick Buisson, a prominent figure of the conservative right and a former advisor to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, passed away on December 26, 2023, at the age of 74. Buisson, known for his influential role in French politics and media, died at his home in Les Sables d’Olonne​​​​​​​​​​.

Cause of Death

As of now, the specific cause of Patrick Buisson’s death has not been publicly disclosed. His body was discovered on December 26, 2023, but further details regarding the circumstances of his passing have not been released​​.


Patrick Buisson was 74 years old at the time of his death, leaving behind a legacy marked by significant political and media contributions​​.

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Buisson’s career was diverse and impactful. He began as a history teacher and then transitioned into journalism, writing for publications like “Minute” and “Valeurs Actuelles.” His work also extended to political advising. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he advised Philippe de Villiers and later served as a key advisor to President Nicolas Sarkozy from 2006 to 2012.

During Sarkozy’s presidency, Buisson was a pivotal figure, notably contributing to Sarkozy’s victory in the 2007 presidential election. He was described by “Le Monde” as one of the Fifth Republic’s most influential advisors​​​​.

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In addition to his political career, Buisson founded Publifact, a polling firm, in 1982, and played a significant role in French media. He worked as a television journalist for “La Chaîne Info” and was involved in creating and presenting several TV programs, including “100% Politique” and “Politiquement Show.” He also served as the Chairman of the “Histoire” TV channel, a subsidiary of the TF1 Group, from 2007 and had his contract renewed in 2015.