Actor Antonio Casagrande Maurizios father has died sadness in the

Actor Antonio Casagrande, Maurizio’s father, has died: sadness in the world of theater and entertainment Virgilio News

The last great Edwardian actor, Antonio Casagrande, died at the age of 91: the sad announcement was made by his son and well-known actor Maurizio

By: VirgilioNotizie | Published on: 07/27/2022 16:35


The Italian theater and entertainment world mourns the loss of one of the greatest of all time: He died at the age of 91 Antonio Casagrandelast performer of the theater of Eduardo de Filippo and father of the actor Maurizio. The son just shared the news with a touching post on social media.

Farewell to Antonio Casagrande

From his Instagram profile Maurizio Casagrande – known for the series Carabinierimovies like The friend of the heart or the last The De Filippo brothers – posted a vintage photo of the famous father and some phrases to welcome his passing.

“And with today a piece of my soul goes away – he wrote, and then added – I really hope that you can feel all the love and admiration of those who were lucky enough to know you from above.”

For now, no information on what caused it Death of Antonio CasagrandeBecame a theater actor at the ripe age of 91 and recently appeared on stage with his son Maurizio, in a show that summarized their life between music and words.

Casagrande’s career

Casagrande’s death is greeted with sadness by the Italian spectacle, because he is the last to go out Edwardian actor. In fact, he associated his name with numerous adaptations (Rai TV prose) of the theater group, such as Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Always Tell Him Yes, Filumena MarturanoNaples Milionaria e The mayor of the Sanità district.

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On the other hand, he took part in the cinema The Four Days of Naples and Inmate awaiting trial out Nanni LoyThis is how Bellavista spoke of the friend Luciano DeCrescenzo and of course the new I Fratelli De Filippo di Sergio Rubini.

As with his son, his career has long been connected Vincenzo Salemme, another actor associated with De Filippo’s Neapolitan theater. She made love at first sight with him while starring in her son’s series The Matchmaker and Santa Isn’t From The North.

Greetings from Vincenzo Salemme

The attachment to father and son prompted the actor and director Vincenzo Salemme to share a touching greeting on the death of Antonio Casagrande on Facebook.

He wrote: “When I started acting in the seventies Antonio Casagrande was already a legend. He was Eduardo’s favorite“. That’s why Salemme, thanks to his son Maurizio, tells of their meeting: “Knowing him personally, I understood that Antonio was a very special artist. Maybe he didn’t get what he deserved, but I think that lack was a consequence of his character.

He was a man with “an almost noble detachment from all material interests,” he added, “a man without plans, curious and incapable of envy and resentment. I loved him very much and he loved me. Then the final greeting: “I will keep looking into your eyes and looking into Maurizio’s eyes. I will continue to hear from you by feeling Maurizio’s heart”.


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