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CULTURE | 25-01-2023 15:09

'Argentina, 1985' actor dies one day after film receives Oscar nomination

Actor Claudio Da Passano has died at 65 years old, just a day after the film 'Argentina, 1985' – in which he stars – was nominated for an Oscar.

Actor Claudio Da Passano died Wednesday at the age of 65, a day after one of his films had been nominated for an Academy Award.

De Passano, who starred in prominent roles in a host of films, soap operas and theatre productions, was part of the cast of Argentina, 1985, the hit film that was nominated for an Oscar for Best International Feature Film on Tuesday.

"It is with great sorrow that we bid farewell to actor Claudio Da Passano, a member of our union since 1985. He had a wide and outstanding career in theatre, cinema and TV. Our condolences to his partner, actress Malena Figó, family and friends; we embrace them in this painful moment," the Argentine Association of Actors reported on social networks.

In Argentina, 1985, Da Passano played Carlos Somigliana, who was part of prosecutor Julio César Strassera's team in the 1985 Trial of the Military Juntas.

The son of actors María Rosa Gallo and Camilo Da Passano, he starred in a string of famous plays and had roles in features such as Chechechela, Una chica de barrio, Papá se volvió loco and Martín Fierro: la película. Da Passano’s television roles included shows like Chiquititas, Frecuencia 04 and Poliladron.

Da Passano's craft and skill as an actor was recognised in 2021 by the Konex Foundation.

 

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