HA NOI — People's Artist Trong Khoi passed away yesterday in Ha Noi at the age of 69 after succumbing to heart disease.
Born in the capital in 1943, Khoi graduated from the Drama College became an artist at the Viet Nam Drama Theatre before being promoted to theatre director.
Khoi was also the former chairman of the Viet Nam Association of Drama Artists and director of the International Theatre Institute Viet Nam which is a member of ITI.
After many years devoted to the national drama sector with many impressive roles in popular dramas and movies, Khoi was honoured as a People's Artist in 2000.
"Trong Khoi is a talented artist who devoted his life to theatrical art. He was a kind-hearted man who loved not only his colleagues but also all other people," said script writer Dang Chuong, deputy head of the cultural ministry's Performing Arts Department.
Chuong worried that the national theatre would have to wait a long time to see another artist like Trong Khoi.-VNS