Belgian actors who deceased at age 55

Here are 2 famous actors from Belgium died at 55:

André Ernotte

André Ernotte (June 3, 1943 Liège-March 8, 1999 New York City) also known as Andre Ernotte or Andre Gilbert Ernotte was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, actor and theatre director.

Ernotte's passion for the arts began at a young age, and he studied film at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels. He later moved to France to work with film legends such as Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. In 1971, he made his directorial debut with the film "Le Zèbre" starring Thierry Lhermitte and Caroline Cellier. He went on to direct several other films including "Le Dernier Civil" and "Escalier C."

In addition to his work in film, Ernotte was also a respected theatre director, co-founding the avant-garde Théâtre de la Jacquerie in Belgium. He directed plays throughout Europe and the United States, and served as the artistic director of the Théâtre de la Commune in Aubervilliers, France in the 1980s.

Ernotte tragically passed away in 1999 at the age of 55 due to complications from AIDS. However, his contributions to the world of film and theatre continue to inspire future generations of artists.

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Guillaume de Sax

Guillaume de Sax (December 23, 1889 Belgium-November 6, 1945 Paris) also known as Guillaume Henri Robert de Segur Lamoignon or Guillaume de Saxe was a Belgian actor.

He began his career in the early 20th century and quickly rose to fame as a versatile character actor known for his expressive face and physicality. In his early years, he primarily appeared in French films under the stage name Guillaume de Saxe, adopting the name de Saxe as a tribute to his grandfather's hometown in Germany. Over time, he became a fixture in both French and Belgian cinema, appearing in over 300 films during his career.

De Sax's most famous roles include "Jupiter" in the 1935 film "Les Misérables" and "Nicholas Rood" in the 1941 film "The Devil and Daniel Webster". Alongside his acting work, de Sax was a passionate advocate for bilingualism and the preservation of Belgian culture. During World War II, he worked with the Belgian Resistance and was eventually arrested by the Gestapo in 1944. He was sent to various concentration camps before being liberated in 1945, but his health had severely deteriorated by that point. He died later that year in Paris at the age of 55.

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