Mustafa Nadarević, the legendary Bosnian actor, has passed away at the age of 77, as reported by Croatia Week, which announced the November 22 news.
What was the cause of death? Nadarevic had been battling lung cancer and was recently sent home for care in Zagreb after time in hospital, Croatia Week reported.
He was an icon of acting in the former Yugoslavia who appeared in more than 70 films. According to the Vecer site, the actor told the public that he had lung cancer earlier this year. He had recently told a friend that he was feeling better, but was becoming isolated at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, informs the site.
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Nadarevic was named one of the best male film stars in Croatia
Ode nam legenda..😢 RIP g. Mustafa Nadarevic..velikan glume .. pic.twitter.com/IMAbrzjXT2
– Tatjana Ohm (@OhmTatjana) November 22, 2020
According to your IMDB profile, Mustafa Nadarevic was born on May 2, 1943 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.
He was married to Slavica Radovic, who died of breast cancer, and had three children, IMDB reports. He was also ranked number 6 by a Croatian film magazine in a list of the “best Croatian male film stars of all time”.
He received a lifetime achievement award in 2014.
People offered tributes on social media after learning of his death. “2020 is taking away many legends. By far the worst year. RIP Mustafa Nadarevic, ”wrote a fan on Twitter.
He once explained how happy he was in life, according to site N1. “There are usually a lot of trouble sleeping at this age, but I am a night bird,” he said.
“All my life I have only worked at night, when children and women go to bed, then I work. I accept my job like any other job, plumber, driver, doctor… All people do their job the best they can. The only thing that happens to actors is that some actors succeed more than others, in fact they are luckier. “
Izet Fazlinovic was the role of Nadarevic most remembered
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The filmography of the actor was long. According to Croatia Week, he starred in movies like Miris dunja (1982), When Father Was Away on Business (1985), Reflections (1987), Kuduz (1989), Savršeni krug (1997), Days and Hours (2004), Mirage (2004) y Halima’s Path (2012).
His IMDB profile was especially known for movies Glembajevi (1988), Silent Gunpowder (1990) y Washed Out (1995).
However, the site noted that it was on television that more roles are remembered.
He played the character of Izet Fazlinović in a Bosnian sitcom called Crazy confused normal.
According to Vecer, he had this to say about his illness: “When I realized that illness was part of my life, I accepted it. If you accept something with love, you can also overcome a serious illness ”. However, he said it was important to see a doctor: “Don’t be as primitive as I am, don’t be afraid of doctors. If they examine you at the right time, you have a better chance of recovering. “