Tuesday, June 15, 2010
RIP Bekim Fehmiu
World-renowned actor, Bekim Fehmiu, committed suicide at his residence in Zvezdara, on the outskirts of Belgrade today June 15, 2010. His motives are unknown at this time.
Interior Minister Ivica Dacic, has said he believed that Fehmiu committed suicide because the bullet came from a gun registered in his name.
Bekim Fehmiu was 74-year-old and is recognized as one of the most popular actors in the former Yugoslavia. He was born on June 1, 1936 in Sarajevo and attended the Faculty of Dramatic Works from 1956 until 1960.
Among his most famous films was 1969's “The Adventurers” starring Charles Aznavour and Candice Bergen, “The Executioner” (1975), “Salon Kitty” (1976) and his only Euro-western “The Deserter” (1971) directed by Burt Kennedy and also starring John Huston and Richard Crenna. He worked extensively in Italy with Dino De Laurentis.
He was married to actress Branka Petric and had two sons Hedon and Uliks, who is also an actor.
Fehmiu published his autobiography in 2001 which he had written in 1985 entitled 'Blistavo i straÅ¡no' ("Brilliant and Terrifying")
Born: 6/1/1936, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Died: 6/15/2010, Zvezdara, Serbia
Bekim Fehmiu's western - actor:
The Deserter - 1971 (Captain Victor Kaleb)