Raise a glass today to the twin characters behind the famous “pomp eet” cryptocurrency meme. The French television presenters died within one week of each other aged 72.
According to Le Monde, the two brothers were hospitalized on Dec. 15 and transferred to the intensive care unit of a Paris hospital after contracting COVID-19. Grichka died on Dec. 28, and Igor died six days later, on Jan. 3.
The twins became famous in France in the 80s, hosting a popular TV show called Temps X and selling a best-selling book called Clefs pour la science-fiction, or keys to science-fiction.