Maury Chaykin Loses Life After Battling Kidney Problems

July 28th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
mauryJuly 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The veteran award-winning actor Maury Chaykin breathed his last yesterday at a Toronto hospital. It was the 61st birthday of the veteran actor when he lost his battle with life. Paul Hemrend, the actor’s agent said to a reputed media source that the actor died early morning.

Producer Mark McKinney who worked with the actor recently on an HBO Canada series, said that the long time character actor died after battling against his kidney problems. The producer, in one of his interviews said that Maury Chaykin was one of “our” greatest actors born with unparalleled gifts and one cannot learn what he had in spades even if one studied for 1,000 years. The sudden demise of the actor has brought in shadow of sadness in the film and television industry.

Maury Chaykin is survived by his wife cum actress Susannah Hoffman and their daughter Rose. “Dances With Wolves” actor was renowned for his acting prowess and incredible gift of instant quickness in getting into the skin of a character while delivering his performance. “Barney’s Version”, his most recent and last film will be premiered in his hometown during Toronto International Film Festival on September and it was announced yesterday. The film industry was shocked to hear the news of the “Death Hunt” actor’s death and his co-actors, producers and other who’s who of the television and film industry expressed their condolence for the actor. Ira Levy, the executive producer of “Less Than Kind” drama series said that the actor was doing “well” but his sudden death was a “surprise” to everybody.

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