Bruno Ganz, one of most acclaimed film and theater actors best known for his portraying Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-nominated film Downfall, has died at the age of 77.
His death was confirmed by his management who said in a statement that the Swiss star passed away on Friday, February 15, at his Zurich home.
The exact cause of death of the late actor is not disclosed. However, according to his management, he died following a long illness.
Bruno Ganz ... Remembered. pic.twitter.com/WMteBCIGq7
— Ian Hartley (@IanHartley_) February 17, 2019
Bruno was a legendary icon in the German-speaking world and beyond. His gravely, Swiss-accented voice was instantly recognizable as his mercurial style.
During his career, Bruno worked with Eric Rohmer (in The Marquise of O), Theo Angelopoulos (in Eternity and a Day), Silvio Soldini (in Bread and Tulips), Francis Ford Coppola (in Youth Without Youth), Stephen Daldry (in The Reader) and Ridley Scott (in The Counsellor).
One of his last performances was in Radegund which was directed by Terrence Malick. The film is now in postproduction.
Funeral and memorial services for the late iconic figure will be announced in the coming days.
Rest in Peace Bruno Ganz!
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