The world of cinema is in mourning, this time after news of the death of actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, recognized for playing the villain Immortan Joe in the 2015 Oscar-winning film Mad Max: Fury Road.

The actor, of English origin and also Australian nationality, died at the age of 73, as revealed by the British newspaper Daily Mail.

The filmmaker Ted Geoghegan was in charge of confirming the news, through his Twitter account, where he shared a couple of photographs of the actor, as well as a beautiful message of tribute.

“Hugh Keays-Byrne, an anonymous Australian film hero, passed away at the age of 73. It continually amazes me that he played Toecutter, the central antagonist of MAD MAX from 1979, and Immortan Joe, the central antagonist of MAD MAX: FURY from 2015. Thank you for all the entertainment, sir, “Keays-Byrne’s great friend commented on his social network.

By all accounts, Hugh Keays-Byrne, who trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, was an absolutely wonderful human being who fought very hard for environmental and humanitarian issues. This photo of him from earlier this year says it all. You will be eternally shiny and chrome, ”added the filmmaker.

The actor, who was the son of British parents, was born on May 18, 1947, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is now a territory of India, and it was in Australia that he consolidated a solid career in film and the small screen.

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The Daily Mail noted that his first acting role on television was on the British show Boys Meets Girl in 1967.

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The newspaper The Sun, also highlighted that the actor starred in the Farscape saga, and then he returned to the movies with Mad Max and mentioned that his fans hoped to see him in Fury Road, Mad Max: Furiosa, starring Anya Taylor- Joy, Chris Hemsworth and George Miller.

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Throughout his career, the actor was part of dozens of theater, film and television projects, and on the big screen titles such as Stone (1974), The Man from Hong Kong (1975), Mad Max (1979) stand out, The Chain Reaction (1980), Strikebound (1984), Kangaroo (1987), Resistance (1992) and of course, Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
So far neither his family nor friends have revealed the cause of the actor’s death, but immediately social networks have been filled with all kinds of messages of regret for the departure of one of the greats of cinema.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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