Popular French actor Jean Rochefort dies at 87

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A prolific veteran of French cinema, who starred in almost 150 films in an acting career that began in 1956, and who became one of the country's most popular film and theatre stars, had been hospitalised since August.

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An icon of elegance and comedy, the three-time César Award winning French actor Jean Rochefort,  who was hospitalised since August, passed died overnight Sunday at the age of 87, his family have announced, reports Deadline.