In 1952, Jean-Dominique Bauby was born in France. He was educated in Paris. Bauby became the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine in Paris in 1991 after a long career as a journalist. He had a stroke on December 8, 1995, and as a result, he developed locked-in syndrome. On March 9, 1997, Bauby passed away. Theophile and Celeste, his two children, were his pride and joy.