By | September 8, 2020
Oscar-winning Czech film director jiri menzel death

Jiri Menzel dead: Jiri Menzel cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 6, 2020
  • Age: 82 year old
  • Cause of death: died after serious health problems

How did Jiri Menzel die?

Influential Czech director Jiri Menzel, whose 1966 movie “Closely Watched Trains” won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, has died at age 82, his wife, Olga Menzelova, said on her Facebook page.

“Dearest Jirka, I thank you for each and single day I could spend with you. Each was extraordinary. I am also grateful to you for the last three years, as hard as they were,” his wife wrote in her post.

She said Menzel died at home on Saturday.

Jiri Menzel Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Jiri Menzel tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Daniel Meron wrote;

Saddened to learn of the passing of Czech Oscar-winning filmmaker Jiři Menzel, who in 2018 was honoured for his life’s work at the Haifa Film Festival

Cinéspotting wrote;

Jiří Menzel passed on a couple of days back.
Closely Watched Trains, perhaps his most famous film, means as much to us as the Czech New Wave means to cinema. This iconic image from the film inspired us to create the look and feel of Cinespotting.
RIP, master, and thank you.

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