Michael Bogdanov


Age: 78

Welsh-born theater director who specialized in staging Shakespeare's plays but whose career faced a difficult test in 1982 when he went on trial in London on charges of "gross indecency" for a scene in a drama that simulated a gay sex act (the brief trial ended quickly when the charges were withdrawn), and who won two Olivier awards over the course of his career.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: December 15, 1938

Died: April 16, 2017

Paros, Greece