Died winner of the “Oscar” directed by Hector Babenco

In the hospital Sao Paulo on 13 July died the Brazilian Director Ektor Babenko, informs Bi-bi-si with reference to the producer Denis winter. The Director was 70 years old.

According to Denis winter, the cause of death Babenko was a heart attack.

Hector Babenco was born on 7 February 1946. The most famous movies of the Director are “Carandirú”, “Thistle”, “Kiss of the spider woman” and “Play in the fields of the Lord.” “Kiss of the spider woman” — a film adaptation of the novel by Manuel Puig.The film was awarded four Academy awards.

In 1995, Babenko had surgery for a bone marrow transplant after he was diagnosed with cancer of the lymphatic system.