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Veteran actor Rudy Wowor passes away

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, October 5, 2018  /  01:20 pm
Veteran actor Rudy Wowor passes away

Veteran actor Rudy Wowor. (Kompas.com/Agus Susanto)

Veteran actor and dancer Rudy Wowor has passed away at the age of 74,tempo.co reports.

The news was first shared by novelist Noorca M. Massardi via his Facebook status, revealing that the actor died on Friday morning. Noorca said he received the news from fashion designer Samuel Wattimena.

A wake will be held at his son Michael Wowor’s house in the Pesona Khayangan residential area, Depok, West Java.

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Born in 1943, the Manadonese of Dutch descent was best known for his antagonist roles. Throughout his career, Rudy starred in various movies, such as such as Virgin Dreams, Aladdin, Tjoet Nja’ Dhienand Soerabaia. In 1988, he received an Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film  Tjoet Nja’ Dhien.

In addition to being an actor, Rudy was also known as a dancer and choreographer.

Footwear designer Yongki Komaladi shared that the actor had prostate cancer. Yongki said he had visited Rudy on Thursday and was still able to communicate with the actor. (jes/asw)