Marceau

The world’s most famous mime artist (admittedly that isn’t exactly a field blossoming with well-kent names) Marcel Marceau has died at the age of 84. Or has he? How can you tell with an expert mime? What if he is just miming rigor mortis? I mean, he was (or is) really good, so what if it just a gag? Admittedly my main memories of Marceau are Kenny Everett taking the piss out of him with his mime sketches and Marcel’s own appearance in Mel Brook’s Silent Movie (where he is the only character who speaks, just one word, ‘non’).