Well-loved Romanian comedian and author Nae Lazarescu has died early on Thursday, at home, after having suffered from a long illness, representatives for Bucharest’s Constantin Tanase Musical Theatre told Agerpres. Lazarescu was born on Sept. 8, 1941 and he became well-known to the Romanian public as a comedy actor, playing both on stage and in films. Some of his movies include ‘Blackmail’ (1981), ‘Rainbow Balloons’ (1982), ‘Repeat Marriage’ (1985), ‘Cars’ (2006) and, more recently ‘Be Damned, Transition!?!’ (2011). He played in a large number of shows, most of them at the Constantin Tanase Musical Theatre: ‘Nae and Vasile’s Ark’ (2011), ‘The King’s Jesters’, which he co-authored, ‘The Key to Success or Titanic Waltz’, ‘Comedy on the Titanic’, ‘You Get Your Money’s Worth’, the author of which he was, ‘The Women’s Idols’ (co-author) and ‘Get Lost!’ which premiered on this Jan. 31. Lazarescu was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Excellence Prize at Gala Ambasad’or VIP, organized by VIP Magazine and Ambasad’Or Events Centre on Nov. 28. The award was an accolade for his lifetime achievement as an actor and author serving the Constantin Tanase Theatre.