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Award-winning actor Deddy Sutomo passes away

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, April 18, 2018  /  02:00 pm
Award-winning actor Deddy Sutomo passes away

Deddy Sutomo appears in this still from director Garin Nugroho's 2017 film, 'Moon Cake Story'. (Moon Cake Story channel on YouTube/File)

Veteran actor Deddy Sutomo has passed away at the age 76 on Apr. 18.

According to tempo.co, his funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Tanah Kusir Cemetery, South Jakarta

The news about Deddy’s passing was first circulated via instant messaging by one of his children, Becky. Many Indonesian actors responded to the news by posting messages of condolence on their social media accounts, among them Teuku Rifnu Wikana, Lukman Sardi, Djenar Maesa Ayu and Morgan Oey.

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Born in 1941, Deddy has featured in many Indonesian films, including Mencari Hilal (The Crescent Moon), Sultan Agung, Kartini, Moon Cake Story and Panji Tengkorak. In 2015, he won the best leading actor award at the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) for his role in Mencari Hilal. (wir/asw)