Acclaimed French character actor Claude Brasseur dies at 84

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Claude Brasseur, whose prolific career on stage and screen playing a wide variety of roles from comedy to thrillers earned him the status of one of France's best-known and popular actors, and who was also a keen sportsman, has died at the age of 84.

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Claude Brasseur, one of France's most beloved character actors , who died Tuesday aged 84, lived as colourful a life off-screen as on it as a daredevil parachutist, Olympic bobsledder and Paris-Dakar rally champion, reports FRANCE 24.