Tuesday, July 27, 2010

R.I.P. Maury Chaykin (1949-2010)

According to CBC News, veteran Canadian actor Maury Chaykin passed away a few hours ago at the age of 61 years old. Despite being born in the USA, we'll definitely miss his passion for building the Canadian movie industry.

Fans of Canadian TV and films will tell you that his name definitely rings a lot of bells.

In films, we've seen him in acclaimed Canadian films such as Blindness, Adoration, Where the Truth Lies or The Sweet Hereafter just to name a few. Besides, he won a Genie Award (the Canadian Oscar) for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film Whale Music.

As for television, he was recently seen in the half-hour comedy Less than Kind, a TV series from the Canadian premium cable network HBO Canada.

Finally, I'd like to send my condolences all those who worked with him and knew him, especially his wife Susannah Hoffmann, an actress, and their daughter, Rose.

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