the news has reported that ulrich mühe, the lead actor of the oscar-winning film, das leben der anderen (the lives of others) passed away on july 22, 2007 in walbeck at the age of 54 after long suffering from stomach cancer.

ulrich mühe also received the best actor award at the 2006 european film awards for his incredible performance in das leben der anderen, in which he plays a stasi agent who spies on a playwright in 1984 east germany.

may he rest in peace.
if you have not seen das leben der anderen, i strongly suggest that you should.

2007.07.28