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French actor Jean Rochefort dies at 87

FILE - In this Sept.24, 2012 file photo, French actor Jean Rochefort, poses during the photo call to promote his film '' The Artist and The Model '', at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival Cinema in San Sebastian northern Spain. Rochefort, who starred in more than 100 films and made French audience laugh and cry over the past 50 years with his comical roles and appealing personality, has died. He was 87. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)
October 09, 2017 - 4:16 AM

PARIS - French actor Jean Rochefort, who starred in more than 100 movies over a half-century and was much loved by the French public, has died. He was 87.

French culture minister Francoise Nyssen confirmed Rochefort's death on Monday after French media reported he died in a Paris hospital overnight.

Rochefort, who started his career during the 1950s, won three Cesar awards, the equivalent of the Academy Awards in the United States.

Instantly recognizable with his trademark moustache and dandy style, Rochefort was applauded for his versatility and great sense of humour.

Nyssen wrote in a Twitter message: "Deep sadness following Jean Rochefort's death, an elegant, endearing and beloved actor. A great master."

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