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Tributes pour in for late French star Terzieff

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Jul 05, 2010 | 9:15am EDT

The legendary French star passed away in Paris. Details about his cause of death were unavailable as WENN went press.

Terzieff enjoyed a career spanning more than five decades and established himself as a stage and film actor.

He worked with noted directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Luis Bunuel and Pier Paolo Pasolini, but dedicated the majority of his time and effort to the theatre, with performances in Rouge Baiser, Germinal in 1993 and The Raft of the Medusa in 1998.

Terzieff was a triple winner of the Moliere Award, which honours the best in French theatre, taking home the Best Director title in 1988 for Fall, and again in 1993 for Another Time. Earlier this year (10), he was named Best Actor for his role in The Dresser and Philoctetes.

Tributes for Terzieff poured in over the weekend (02-04Jul10), with French leader Sarkozy honouring the star as "an exceptional actor and man" who avoided "posturing or masquerades".

French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand also credited Terzieff with leaving "an unforgettable mark" on the stage and film industries, while the president of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob, added that Terzieff was an "immense" talent.

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