Serbian Bulgarian Actor Djoko Rosic Dies

Society » OBITUARIES | February 21, 2014, Friday // 23:44
Bulgaria: Serbian Bulgarian Actor Djoko Rosic Dies Photo by BGNES

Serbian-born Bulgarian actor Djoko Rosic died Friday evening at the Losenetz hospital in Sofia.

He underwent brain tumor surgery several weeks ago at the Pirogov hospital, according to reports of Sega daily.

Rosic was born on February 29, 1932 in Krupanj to a Serbian father and a Bulgarian mother.

In 1951, he moved to Bulgaria for political reasons.  In 1957, he graduated what is today the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.

He worked as a journalist at the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) for 17 years.

Among the most notable films he starred in are The Eight (1969), Aesop (1970), My Father, the Housepainter (1974), The Truck (1980), The Queen of Turnovo (1981), Captain Petko Voivode (1981), 681 AD:The Glory of the Khan (1984), The Judge (1986), Time of Violence (1988).

In February 2010, Rosic was given the "Zlaten Vek" (Golden Century) award of Bulgaria's Culture Ministry for his outstanding contribution to Bulgarian cinema.

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