Thursday, August 5, 2010

RIP Larry Yachimec

The theatre community is mourning the death of actor Larry Yachimec.

Yachimec was well-known in Edmonton, having first appeared at the Citadel in 1979. Over the years, he appeared in dozens of productions on Edmonton stages. He originated the role of Jacob Marley in Tom Wood's "A Christmas Carol" in 2000 and played the role six times over the production's current 11 year run.

Citadel Theatre Artistic Director Bob Baker was a long-time friend of Yachimec. Baker says, "Larry Yachimec was a complete original. In his life and his art he was curious, inventive, spontaneous, hilarious, off-kilter, wise and compassionate. I have had the pleasure of being Larry's friend and collaborator for twenty-eight years, and almost as many productions, and he never failed to surprise, amuse and move me."

Yachimec had relocated to Barrie, Ontario, with his family. He died there Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 51.

YACHIMEC, Larry (Lawrence Yachimec)
Born: 1951, Canada
Died: 8/1/2010, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Larry Yachimec's western - actor:
The Gunfighters (TV) - 1989 (Turner hand)

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