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Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dead at 83: Agent

Published on Feb 1, 2014 11:07 PM
 
Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for best actor in 1961 for Judgment at Nuremberg has died at the age of 83, his agent announced Saturday, Feb 1, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

VIENNA (AFP) - Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for best actor in 1961 for Judgment at Nuremberg has died at the age of 83, his agent announced Saturday.

Mr Schell died following "a sudden and serious illness," agent Patricia Baumbauer said.

The actor took ill on January 18 in Kitzbuhel, western Austria, where he was filming for German channel ZDF, the Austrian news agency APA reported.

He died after leaving the hospital on Tuesday, APA reported after having initially said he died overnight in a clinic in the western Austrian city of Innsbruck.

 
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