Mortal Kombat Legacy’s Darren Shahlavi passes away

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Darren Shahlavi, best known for playing Kano in the Mortal Kombat Legacy series and Twister in Donnie Yen’s Ip Man 2, has passed away at the young age of 42. The news comes from Bobby Shahlavi, who posted the announcement on his Facebook page.

It is with immense sadness we have to inform you all of the news of the death of our dearest Darren Shahlavi. Darren dared to dream and was brave enough to follow his dreams and make them a reality. He wanted to be a movie star! Sounds crazy right? But he made it happen. He fulfilled so many of his career ambitions and acted along side and met many of his childhood heroes and screen legends including Donnie Yen, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sammo Hung, Robin Williams & George Clooney to name just a few. He was a kind, honest and decent human being. You will be missed my dear Darren, by family, friends, colleagues and many fans. You are a legend and a legend never dies. Your films and your legacy will live on forever and you will always remain in our hearts. We are all so proud of you and you will continue to inspire us all for generations. Sleep well Darren and keep on dreaming. Love you always… Your family X

“Everyone of us has their struggles, but like an Iceberg we never know how deep they may be. Take your time to care, to reach out, even if it is with a complete stranger you never know the difference it might make” (Darren’s tribute to Robin Williams)

He finished working with Jean-Claude Van Damme recently in Pound of Flesh.

It’s a tough break for Kano actors, since Trevor Goddard also passed away back in 2003. (He played Kano in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat.)

R.I.P. Darren.

Via The Action Elite

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