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Actor Henky Solaiman dies at 78

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Jakarta  /  Sat, May 16, 2020  /  11:47 am
Actor Henky Solaiman dies at 78

Henky Solaiman has directed 14 films. (www.instagram.com/opahenky/File)

Henky Solaiman has passed away at the age of 78 after battling colon cancer.

Fellow actor Ade Firman Hakim confirmed the news to kompas.com, saying the actor had died in his house at 4:40 p.m. on Friday.

Born on Aug. 30, 1941, Henky began his career in 1973 as a supporting actor in several films.

He starred in popular films, such as Rembulan dan Matahari (The Moon and the Sun) (1979), Doea Tanda Mata (Two Souvenirs) (1984), the comedy Lupus: Kejarlah Daku Kau Kutangkap (Lupus: Chase Me and I'll Catch You) (1985), a film adaptation of the classic novel by Remy Sylado, Ca-bau-kan (The Courtesan) (2002), omnibus Perempuan Punya Cerita (Women with Stories) (2007), Radit dan Jani (Radit and Jani) (2008), Get Married 2 (2009) and biopic Soegija (2012).

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Henky is also a director and producer. He has directed 14 films, most of them starring Meriam Bellina.

In January, upon being diagnosed with colon cancer, Henky resigned from his role in sitcom Dunia Terbalik (Upside Down World) that he had been playing for 2.5 years. 

The late actor underwent colon cancer surgery in March and needed a blood transfusion. (aly/kes)

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