LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Mary Tamm (Doctor Who), Susanne Lothar (The Reader, The White Ribbon), and famed artist Franz West have died.
West, 65, died in Vienna followed deteriorating health, his family tells news. In a news statement, the Franz West Foundation said West “charmed, influenced and inspired his contemporaries, students and followers and all those who encountered him… His sculptural sensibility culminated in the physical engagement of the onlooker with his sculpture making him become part of the work.” He is survived by artist Tamuna Sirbiladze.
The news statement added “The world has lost a great artist who changed the way people looked at art and themselves. His great sense of originality and his generosity with other artists, writers and musicians will be missed by us all.”
Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm died in a London hospital today from cancer. She was 62. Her roles included The Odessa File, The Likely Lads, Brookside and EastEnders. She is survived by husband Marcus Ringrose, daughter Lauren and a grandson.
Susanne Lothar, the German actress best known for The Reader and The White Ribbon, has also died at age 51. The family said it would be giving no further details about her passing “for understandable reasons”. Lothar’s film the White Ribbon went on to win the 2009 Palme d’Or. The previous year, The Reader won the 2008 Oscar.