In the Antwerp music hall Amuz, the former St. Augustinuskerk, family, colleagues, and supporters today to say goodbye to actor Frank Aendenboom, that in the night from Friday to Saturday at the age of 76 in his sleep, and died. It was a public ceremony, later in the day, there is still a goodbye in an intimate circle, where the ashes of the deceased into the sea will be lowered.
Aendenboom grew up in Ostend but was a born man from antwerp and lived the past decades in his beloved City, where he also stood at the cradle of the now defunct Raamtheater. He was a celebrated theatre actor, but the general public knows him mainly of roles in televisiereeksen as “Lili and Marleen”, “Johan and the Alverman” and “The woods of Flanders”, or movies like “The Lion of Flanders” and “The Sacrament”.
Among the attendees today were a host of former colleagues, such as Carry Goossens, Herbert Flack, Peter Van den Begin and Reinhilde Decleir. Luk Wyns, with Aendenboom in “matroesjka’s” played and him recently directed in “Crimi Clowns”, calling him “a topacteur, a legend” and stated that “they never have a sturdier someone will make”, but that he Aendenboom “in particular will be remembered as the warmest and dearest friend”. Jan Decleir in a video message on “one of the greatest actors of Flanders – in any case in centimeters and with certainty the most beautiful”.