Guilherme Karan
Born
Guilherme Pontes Karam

(1957-10-08)8 October 1957
Died7 July 2016(2016-07-07) (aged 58)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
OccupationActor
Years active1978–2005

Guilherme Pontes Karam (8 October 1957 – 7 July 2016), best known as Guilherme Karan, was a Brazilian actor.

Biography

Son of the admiral and Minister of the Navy in the João Figueiredo government, Alfredo Karam and Lydiane Pontes Karam. Most of his work is comic, and was once a member of the Brazilian TV Pirata comedy show, one of the greatest hits of humor, screened by Globo TV. His most prominent work on TV is Butler Porfírio in telenovela Meu Bem, Meu Mal.

Disease

On 29 April 2005, he was robbed in a taxi, with his purse stolen. Karam physically suffered nothing, but the taxi driver was killed by reacting.[1] Apparently, since the time of the assault Karam began to manifest symptoms of Machado-Joseph disease, a degenerative syndrome, also known as spinocerebellar ataxia type 3,[2] which compromises motor coordination and control over muscles. Forced to switch to a wheelchair to get around, he has since stayed away from the stage and television. According to his father, Alfredo Karam, who gave statements to the Rio newspaper Extra, he inherited the illness of his mother, who died due to this same genetic anomaly.[3][4] The other three brothers of the actor have already presented the disease - two already died.[5]

Death

The actor died on 7 July 2016, at the Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias,[6] as a result of the Machado-Joseph syndrome.[7][8][9] His body was buried in Cemitério de São João Batista.[10]

Works

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Tudo Bem
Pequenas Taras
O Grande Desbum
1982 Luz Del Fuego transforming singer
1985 O Rei do Rio
1986 The Man in the Black Cape Flávio Cavalcanti
Rock Estrela Rubinho
1988 Super Xuxa contra Baixo Astral Baixo-Astral
Moon over Parador Forte
1990 Stelinha Hair stylist
Assim na Tela Como no Céu Diabo
1997 Bela Donna Silva
1981 Assim na Tela como no Céu
Obra do Destino
1998 Bela Donna Silva
Iremos a Beirute Gibran
2000 Vida E Obra de Ramiro Miguez
2001 Xuxa e os Duendes Gorgom
2002 Xuxa e os Duendes 2 - No Caminho das Fadas
2003 As Alegres Comadres João Fausto

Television

References

  1. ^ "Taxista morre durante assalto a ator Guilherme Karam". Folha Online. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "Saiba mais sobre a Machado-Joseph, doença que vitimou Guilherme Karan". Gazeta do Povo. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Entenda a doença neurológica do ator Guilherme Karam". Portal G1. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Natália Julio. "Pai de Guilherme Karan: "ele está impossibilitado e triste"". Terra.com. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ator Guilherme Karam segue internado com síndrome rara: "Não fala mais"". Correio da Bahia. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  6. ^ Morre, aos 58 anos, o ator Guilherme Karam. Ator estava internado há cerca de dois anos e sofria de síndrome de Machado Joseph Zero Hora
  7. ^ Michael Sá e Nilton Carauta. "Guilherme Karam morre aos 58 anos no Rio". Extra. Globo. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  8. ^ Morre o ator Guilherme Karam, aos 58 anos. Ator sofria de doença degenerativa e estava internado havia dois anos Revista Veja
  9. ^ Morre aos 58 anos o ator Guilherme Karam. Ele era portador da síndrome de Machado - Joseph, doença neurológica Archived 2017-02-24 at the Wayback Machine Correio 24 Horas
  10. ^ Miguel Falabella se despede de Guilherme Karam: "Atravessei uma tormenta sob seu abrigo". Falabella lembrou de quando passou dificuldades financeiras e Karam levava comida para ele Revista Caras