Ballad of a Godless Man (Part 14a)
Newspaper Report about Jean-Yves
SERIAL CUCKOLD QUANCARD DEAD
Jean-Yves Quancard, noted socialite and manufacturing heir, has died at the age of 26. He recently returned to his family estate – the home of his youth on the outskirts of Chartres – and, as heavily reported, became something of a recluse. However, a household spokesperson revealed that, after a lengthy illness, he finally passed away in his sleep two days ago.
The son of manufacturing magnate Charles Quancard, Jean-Yves was at the centre of a very public divorce and embezzling scandal, in which he settled to surrender several thousands of francs to his ex-wife Elise d’Ésmier, who was contacted in Paris for comment but declined.
M. Chellois, head of M. Quancard’s household staff, commented that this may have had an effect on his master’s early demise.
“After Madame Quancard’s betrayal and the subsequent dramas, my employer was never the same man. When we returned to the estate, he tried to be sociable in an attempt to put the past behind him. If anything, this is when he let it consume him. He withdrew from everything, eventually including food and water, until he was little more than a vegetable.
“It is a testament to how the world can be so cruel to those who don’t deserve it in the slightest. It sounds cliché, but I honestly believe he died of a broken heart.”
We will continue to report on the events surrounding M. Quancard’s estate, as there is some speculation as to whether he changed his will prior to his divorce.