French artisan baker known for his famous "Poilane bread", which became known as a high-quality bread product around the world.
He took over his father's baking Business in 1970.
He was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in 2002 when he, as pilot, crashed into the Bay of Cancale.
His father Pierre originated the family Business.
He and fellow Frenchman Gilles Marini have both worked in the baking industry.