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    Actor Wincenty Grabarczyk passes away at the age of 91

    Polish actor Wincenty Grabarczyk, who had been a prominent figure in the Polish theatre and television industry for decades, passed away on May 13, 2023. The news of his death was confirmed by the Teatr Kwadrat, a renowned theatre in Warsaw, where he had been performing since 2001.

    In a statement on the theatre’s website, the Teatr Kwadrat expressed its deep sorrow and condolences to the family of the late actor, describing him as a “dear colleague and a wonderful actor”. The statement also praised Grabarczyk’s stage presence and his warm and friendly personality, which had endeared him to his colleagues and fans alike.

    Born on August 19, 1931, Grabarczyk began his acting career after completing his studies at the Katowickie Studio Dramatyczne in 1953. He made his stage debut a year earlier at the Teatr Śląski and went on to perform at several theatres in Poland, including in Katowice, Zabrze, Sosnowiec, and Gdańsk.

    Grabarczyk’s talent and versatility as an actor earned him roles in many popular TV series, including “Klan”, “Lokatorzy”, and “Blisko, coraz bliżej”. He also served as the artistic director of the Teatr Nowy in Zabrze from 1993 to 1996.

    The actor will be remembered for his outstanding performances in plays such as “Ciotka Karola 3.0”, “Mój przyjaciel Harvey”, “Ośle lata”, and “Mayday2”. His colleagues and fans have expressed their grief and fond memories of him on social media, with many praising his professionalism and his kind and gentle nature.

    Grabarczyk’s death is a great loss to the Polish theatre and television industry, and he will be greatly missed by his fans, colleagues, and loved ones. His legacy as an actor and a human being will continue to inspire future generations of artists and performers.

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