"Lives" star dies

by gabe
July 26, 2007 2:15 AM
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Ulrich Mühe, star of 'Lives of Others', dies aged 54

"Millions of cinema goers will remember him simply as Gerd Wiesler, the chillingly ruthless yet ultimately conscience-wracked Stasi police captain who spies on Communism's enemies as the central character in the Oscar-winning German film The Lives of Others.

Germany was shocked and saddened to learn yesterday that Ulrich Mühe, the award-winning actor behind Wiesler's brilliant portrayal, died of cancer on Sunday at his home in the eastern state of Saxony Anhalt aged only 54.

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