Actor Ilja Racek dies at 88

Czech stage and film actor Ilja Racek has died at the age of 88.

He was a long-time member of the ensemble of the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague where he spent close to twenty-five years and where he later appeared as a guest performer. He most recently worked on part 2 of the popular TV series Sanitka or Ambulance.

Racek was diagnosed with prostate cancer ten years ago and refused to undergo chemotherapy.