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September 4, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the down-market neighborhood cafe where he would sit by himself and sip wine or beer laced with lemonade, Henri Paul, the man who drove the car in which Princess Diana died, was treated by the staff as a "monsieur" --a real gentleman. "I thought he was an airline pilot," waitress Myriam Lemaire said of the balding, muscular Breton who lived next door to the 10-table Le Bourgogne on the Rue des Petits Champs. "Never did he speak of his work."
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October 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
The latest tests involving the driver of Princess Diana's car show that he was abusing alcohol for at least a week leading up to their fatal crash and that he was on prescription drugs for months, sources said Tuesday. Blood tests on Henri Paul's body, ordered by Herve Stephan, an investigating magistrate, show "moderate chronic alcoholism for at least a week" before the Aug. 31 crash, the judicial sources said.
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NEWS
September 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
After no additional blood tests were requested, a Paris magistrate gave permission for the body of the driver in the crash that killed Princess Diana to be buried, a family spokesman said. Henri Paul's burial, planned for last Saturday, had been abruptly canceled when his family asked that a third blood test be taken. Since then, the body had been in a Paris morgue.
NEWS
September 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
A grieving family and loyal friends said goodbye Saturday to a chauffeur whom they cared to remember for more than his role in Princess Diana's death. Police kept hundreds of onlookers outside Saint Theresa's Church in the working-class western French town of Lorient, where 300 friends and family members of Henri Paul mourned in private. The Rev.
NEWS
September 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
A grieving family and loyal friends said goodbye Saturday to a chauffeur whom they cared to remember for more than his role in Princess Diana's death. Police kept hundreds of onlookers outside Saint Theresa's Church in the working-class western French town of Lorient, where 300 friends and family members of Henri Paul mourned in private. The Rev.
NEWS
October 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
The latest tests involving the driver of Princess Diana's car show that he was abusing alcohol for at least a week leading up to their fatal crash and that he was on prescription drugs for months, sources said Tuesday. Blood tests on Henri Paul's body, ordered by Herve Stephan, an investigating magistrate, show "moderate chronic alcoholism for at least a week" before the Aug. 31 crash, the judicial sources said.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | JOHN DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the combined powers of sheriff and inquisitor, two French magistrates on Tuesday descended for the first time into a dim underpass smelling of automobile exhaust to try to establish how and why Princess Diana died. Lawyers for the wealthy family of the late princess' companion, who was killed along with Diana in an Aug. 31 car crash, said they have obtained a photograph clearly showing the couple's limousine being chased by photographers before the fatal high-speed smashup.
NEWS
September 6, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning of the last day of their lives included a dip in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The idyll under the August sun was drawing to a close, but that night they could look forward to the delights of Paris.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1995 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Henry Paul breathes a heavy sigh. It's a murmur of mixed emotions. Grief, frustration and gratitude all play into the world-weary sound he emits like an old soldier recounting battles long passed. For singer-songwriter Paul--leader ofcountry music's hit-making trio BlackHawk and former member of '70s Southern rock group the Outlaws--is a survivor in a game whose rules have claimed too many. The Southern-rock scene the native Floridian grew up in has a long and mind-numbingly tragic legacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1994 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Henry Paul is fired up, and that's understandable--it's not every artist who gets a second lease on his musical life at age 44. But after putting in close to two decades of work with Southern-rock band the Outlaws, Paul has become one of the hottest new voices in country music as front man with his new group, BlackHawk.
NEWS
September 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
After no additional blood tests were requested, a Paris magistrate gave permission for the body of the driver in the crash that killed Princess Diana to be buried, a family spokesman said. Henri Paul's burial, planned for last Saturday, had been abruptly canceled when his family asked that a third blood test be taken. Since then, the body had been in a Paris morgue.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | JOHN DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the combined powers of sheriff and inquisitor, two French magistrates on Tuesday descended for the first time into a dim underpass smelling of automobile exhaust to try to establish how and why Princess Diana died. Lawyers for the wealthy family of the late princess' companion, who was killed along with Diana in an Aug. 31 car crash, said they have obtained a photograph clearly showing the couple's limousine being chased by photographers before the fatal high-speed smashup.
NEWS
September 6, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning of the last day of their lives included a dip in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The idyll under the August sun was drawing to a close, but that night they could look forward to the delights of Paris.
NEWS
September 4, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the down-market neighborhood cafe where he would sit by himself and sip wine or beer laced with lemonade, Henri Paul, the man who drove the car in which Princess Diana died, was treated by the staff as a "monsieur" --a real gentleman. "I thought he was an airline pilot," waitress Myriam Lemaire said of the balding, muscular Breton who lived next door to the 10-table Le Bourgogne on the Rue des Petits Champs. "Never did he speak of his work."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1995 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Henry Paul breathes a heavy sigh. It's a murmur of mixed emotions. Grief, frustration and gratitude all play into the world-weary sound he emits like an old soldier recounting battles long passed. For singer-songwriter Paul--leader ofcountry music's hit-making trio BlackHawk and former member of '70s Southern rock group the Outlaws--is a survivor in a game whose rules have claimed too many. The Southern-rock scene the native Floridian grew up in has a long and mind-numbingly tragic legacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1994 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Henry Paul is fired up, and that's understandable--it's not every artist who gets a second lease on his musical life at age 44. But after putting in close to two decades of work with Southern-rock band the Outlaws, Paul has become one of the hottest new voices in country music as front man with his new group, BlackHawk.
WORLD
March 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Scottish judge rejected a claim by Mohamed Fayed that British security services murdered Princess Diana and his son, Dodi Fayed. The action blocked Fayed's bid for a full public inquiry into the 1997 Paris car crash that killed the pair and their driver. A French court ruled in 2002 that the crash was an accident caused by their drunk and speeding driver, Henri Paul.
WORLD
July 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight years after Princess Diana died in a crash, the car she was riding in has been sent from France to Britain for forensic examination, police said. The wrecked Mercedes was shipped to London on Wednesday. It was involved in an Aug. 31, 1997, collision that killed Diana, her companion, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul. The only survivor was Diana's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones.
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