Theatre Critic Jacques le Sourd Passes Away After Heart Attack
According to Theater Talk's Susan Haskins, Broadway theatre critic Jacques le Sourd just passed away from a heart attack in England. Theatre Talk, a show on which le Sourd was a frequent guest, just tweeted: "We mourn a wonderful friend and colleague and a marvelous theater critic."
Le Sourd was born in Paris, and began contributing as a theatre critic for the Westchester Journal News in 1975- where he remained until being laid off in 2008. He was a constant guest on Theatre Talk, and also reviewed for CBSRadio.
Steve Gosset wrote of Le Sourd: "If he didn't like something he was not shy. But this was clearly a man who loved the theatre and was happy to share his passion when something worked, like Spring Awakening. "This show does what we had almost forgotten Broadway shows are supposed to do: For a couple of hours, it takes your mind out of the preoccupations of your life, to a different time and place.""