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    Feliks Szajnert, A Legendary Actor Passes Away at 79

    Renowned actor Feliks Szajnert of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre passes away at 79, leaving behind a legacy of remarkable performances.

    Feliks Szajnert, a renowned actor of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow, passed away at 79. The theatre, where Szajnert performed for nearly fifty years, shared the sad news on Saturday.

    The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre lauded Szajnert’s vitality, creativity, and humor, which made him seem immortal to his colleagues. “Today, as Felek-Guślarz said in ‘Dziady’ – it’s dark and silent everywhere,” the theatre’s statement poignantly noted.

    Szajnert faced a severe illness and suffered a stroke in late 2022. The theatre team had hoped for his return to the stage, praising his remarkable talent and spirit, and offering condolences to his family.

    He joined the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in 1974, delivering memorable performances in plays such as “Dziady” and “The Name of the Rose.”

    Szajnert also appeared on television in shows like “Świat według Kiepskich” and “Kryminalni,” with his last notable role being an archbishop in the biographical film “Johnny” (2022).

    For his artistic achievements, Szajnert was honored with the Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.

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