farss wrote on 9/23/2007, 4:00 AM
Very sad news.
Andrew B wrote on 9/23/2007, 4:10 AM
Only 84.
As with Pavarotti, it is truly sad as innovators and legends pass on, there seem to be no new ones worthy of taking their place.
ibliss wrote on 9/23/2007, 4:59 AM
"Only 84"

umm, that's pretty good going really!
MH_Stevens wrote on 9/23/2007, 8:18 AM
One of my earliest idols. A true classic in his own lifetime.

"PARIS (AP) — Marcel Marceau, whose lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, died Saturday. He was 84.

Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau — notably through his famed personnage Bip — played the entire range of human emotions onstage for more than 50 years, never uttering a word. Offstage, however, he was famously chatty. "Never get a mime talking. He won't stop," he once said.

A French Jew, Marceau escaped deportation during World War II — unlike his father, who died as Auschwitz — and worked with the French Resistance to protect Jewish children.

His biggest inspiration was Charlie Chaplin. Marceau, in turn, inspired countless young performers — Michael Jackson borrowed his famous "moonwalk" from a Marceau sketch, "Walking Against the Wind."
Dan Sherman wrote on 9/23/2007, 3:45 PM
Any news on MM's last words?
Rich Reilly wrote on 9/23/2007, 4:34 PM
He made a v with his fingers, then held up seven fingers and a thumb.
Jim H wrote on 9/23/2007, 6:29 PM
"He made a v with his fingers, then held up seven fingers and a thumb."
apit34356 wrote on 9/23/2007, 6:37 PM
A great talent!
Rich Reilly wrote on 9/23/2007, 7:13 PM
Just got his V8 upgrade...
Andrew B wrote on 9/24/2007, 12:13 PM
Ha ha ha ha...
rgwarren wrote on 9/25/2007, 6:51 PM
I'm speechless.
Soniclight wrote on 9/25/2007, 7:09 PM
Bravo, Marcel. Et dors bien.
p@mast3rs wrote on 9/25/2007, 7:28 PM
If a tree falls in a forest and does not make it a sound, does that make it a mime?
baysidebas wrote on 9/26/2007, 6:14 AM
It's only appropriate that we observe a moment of silence to honor him.
Grazie wrote on 9/26/2007, 6:30 AM
Tell me? When he did performances, did the audience clap?
AlanC wrote on 9/26/2007, 8:36 AM
He's only miming!