SOL AMBASSADOR France
We sadly have to inform, that our dear Jean died on the night of 14th September 2017.
Jean was a musician, ski journalist, former professional snowboarder and freeride legend.
In 2011 he contracted a rare eye disease which has been seriously damaging his retinas.
Even with his low vision, Jean was still freeriding in ski and snowboard.
Jean knew the importance of protecting the eyes, especially at high elevations, and we
were very happy to have him on board as our French Ambassador for Shades of Love
The Himalayan Eyewear Project. He was collecting sunglasses on our behalf in France.
Jean had been struggling with a tumor for years and was incredibly brave!
He was last on Bali and afterwards spent a longer time in a hospital in Singapore – before he was flown out to Grenoble with a medical airplane from the French Foreign Minister. Unfortunately it could not save him anymore!