30. 07. 2021 16:21 | PRAGUE / TASR
You met him in the films Zuzana’s Fountain and The Gingerbread Tower.
Vladimír Marek with Lucka Vondráčková
Just before the celebration of his 70th birthday, Czech actor Vladimír Marek, who fought cancer and partial paralysis, died. As reported by Blesk.cz, the actor lost the fight. They found him a few days later.
“He hasn’t called anyone since the weekend. So I went to all possible institutions: hospital, friends, neighbors. Eventually, firefighters opened the apartment. Unfortunately, Vláďa was already dead,” he wrote on Facebook the friend of the actors Radek Krejčí.
Vladimír Marek studied puppets at the Theater Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) in Prague and from 1973 to 1991 he performed at the Drak Theater in Hradec Králové. Since 1991 he has been working permanently at the Na Zábradlí Theater in Prague. His most famous roles included the musicals Cabaret, Johanka z Arku, Excalibour and Kvaska.
Not to be forgotten in the film as the Pexeso mob boss at Gingerbread Tower (2002) or the Zuzana 2 Fountain manager (1993).