Marcel Marceau Dies, 84

Famous mime artist Marcel Marceau has died in Paris, aged 84.

He is best remembered for creating his well-known sad, white-faced clown Bip in 1947.

If ever there was a performing art that knows no boundaries, it is mime. Marceau performed across the world for over half a century and is responsible for almost single-handedly reviving the art form.

Inspired by the artists of the Commedia dell’Arte to Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Marceau only stopped performing as recently as 2005.

His contribution to the theatre will never be forgotten.

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