Raymond Radiguet (18 June 1903—12 December 1923) French author, protege of Jean Cocteau and prodigy. Published two books, the better known of which is Le Diable au corps, written when he was seventeen, which has been adapted several times for the screen. The second was published posthumously. He died at the age of twenty from poorly treated typhoid.
Coco Chanel paid all his medical bills and Misia Sert arranged his funeral.
Raymond Radiguet was born on June 18th, 1903; he died, without knowing it, on December 12th, 1923, after a miraculous life.
The literary tribunal has found his heart arid. Raymond Radiguet’s heart was hard, and like a diamond it did not react to the least touch. It needed fire and other diamonds, and ignored the rest.
Do not accuse fate. Do not speak of injustice. He belonged to the solemn race of men whose lives unfold too quickly to their close.
- Jean Cocteau