WATCH: A tribute to Chet Pourciau

WATCH: A tribute to Chet Pourciau

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - He was a man with a contagious smile, a zest for living life and a huge heart.

New Orleans interior designer and FOX 8 contributor Chet Pourciau died last Friday after a battle with lymphoma.

Chet became the FOX 8 resident design expert on the FOX 8 Morning News in 2009 and later joined the noon broadcast. Twice a week, he brought his gift of style, fashion and advice on how to decorate for any occasion. He was passionate about DIY projects and often promoted shopping local.

Pourciau rarely made an appearance on FOX 8 without his signature bow tie.

Chet was also passionate about giving back to the community and often dedicated his free time to area non-profits and served as emcee for many charitable events.

Chet Pourciau was 45 years old.

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