Easter 2023 did not start in the best way, at least for the family of the actor Bulgarian Hristo Jivkovwho recently died over the last weekend and left a huge hole in the world film industry. His best known work was when he participated in one of the star roles within the movie ‘Passion of Christ‘, the controversial film that was directed by Mel Gibson and that portrays the last years of Jesús’s life, so the support from his fans has not been long in coming.
Hristo Jivkov died in his hometown surrounded by his loved ones at just 48 years old and I point out that ‘Passion of Christ‘ celebrated 20 years of having been released. The movie is a historical drama directed by Mel Gibson and released in 2004 and portrays the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, including his arrest, trial and crucifixion. This film was quite controversial because it received a lot of criticism and controversy for various reasons.
In the movie of ‘Passion of Christ‘, he actor Bulgarian Hristo Jivkovgave life to the apostle John, who was one of the people closest to Jesus and who bears a great deal of weight in the film he directed Mel Gibson. Upon its release, some religious groups and Christian leaders praised the film for its focus on the biblical story and the realistic portrayal of Jesus’ crucifixion. But there were those who discredited the director for his extreme violence and gore, arguing that Gibson focused too much on the torture and brutality of the crucifixion.
What did Hristo Jivkiv, actor of ‘The Passion of the Christ’, die of?
Hristo Jivkov died on the eve of Holy Week 2023 for causes that arose after a hard battle of the actor against cancer. Through a press release from the ‘Red Carpet Films’ agency, the decline of the 48-year-old Bulgarian actor was announced after several years in which lung cancer took its toll on his physical condition and ended up taking his life after 20 years of his stellar appearance in ‘Passion of Christ‘ thanks to Mel Gibson.
Until now Mel Gibson It has not been ruled on, but it is expected that tributes will be paid to the European actor during Easter, a time of year in which ‘Passion of Christ‘ is projected in many parts of the world for the religious value it represents for the Catholic Church and the Christian religion. Although Hristo Jivkov’s work was little known in the West, his participation in this movie exalted his career and guaranteed him a place in the firmament of cinema after he died in this month of April 2023 because of cancer.