On January 18, 2021, many personalities came to the Temple of the Oratory of the Louvre, in Paris to pay homage to Hubert Auriol. His family and loved ones were present for this beautiful ceremony. The companion of the former pilot, Soumia Malinbaum, was there for this necessarily difficult moment. She was supported by her sisters, including Yamina Benguigui, who came with her husband Philippe Dupuis-Mendel.
Hubert Auriol’s daughters, Julie, Jenna and Leslie, were also photographed during the funeral. Host Bernard Montiel was among the guests, as was the eternal friend of the former Paris-Dakar winner: Denis Brogniart. Pastry chef Yazid Ichemrahen, motorcycle rider Philippe Monneret, the businessman Jean-Claude Blanc, the journalist and his wife Julie were present to pay tribute to Hubert Auriol. Cendrine Dominguez and Cyrille Eldin were also invited to this funeral.
Hubert Auriol died suddenly at the age of 68, on Sunday January 10, 2021. A true motorcycle legend, several times winner of the Paris-Dakar and TV man, his death was a real shock. The first information said that the first presenter of Koh Lanta (TF1) had died of a cardiovascular accident. His untimely death could also be caused by the pandemic. As confided by his friend and opponent, Cyril Neveu, Hubert Auriol would have died after contracting the Covid-19. “The coronavirus ended up overwhelming him, but he was already very ill before …“, he explained to Parisian.