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Oscar Maron Filho at Festival de Rio

Brazilian film director and journalist Oscar Maron Filho suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday afternoon, while in Goa, India,  to promote his film ‘Mario Filho: The Creator of Crowds’ at the 2011 International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Filho reportedly collapsed in his chair while participating in an ‘Open Forum’ on ‘Football and films’, when he “touched his head and collapsed backwards while sitting”.

He was rushed to the Goa Medical College hospital where he later died. He was 56.

Filho other notable films include Bye Bye Romario, Pele and O Papa da Bola.


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