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Bulgarian actor Nikola Anastasov dies aged 84

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Bulgarian actor Nikola Anastasov dies aged 84

Today, Bulgarian theatre is bidding last farewell to one of the country's greatest actors – Nikola Anastasov, who passed away yesterday evening in Sofia, following long illness.

The sad news was announced by the actor's son, Chavdar Anastasov, speaking on the Bulgarian national radio.

The date of the funeral is yet to be announced.

Nikola Anastasov was born on April 22, 1932, in Sofia, Bulgaria. He finished his education at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, in the class of Prof. Philip Philipov.

He began performing in the theatres in Vratsa (1955–1956) and Varna (1956–1957). His first important role was in the comedy When the Roses Dance, written by Valeri Petrov.

His later well-known roles include Trimata ot zapasa (1971), Osmiyat (1969) and Samo ti, sartze (1987).

Anastasov last appeared on stage at the Aleko Konstantinov Satirical Theatre in Sofia on his 84th birthday.

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