Franz Marx Biography – Franz Marx Wiki
Franz Marx was a South African film director. He is best known for creating M-Net’s Egoli – Plek van Goud (Egoli – Place of Gold), which ran for 19 seasons from 1992 to 2010. Starting his career in TV as a full-time actor in 1968 and later director, Franz went on to write numerous TV series, and mini-series between 1980 and 2000. He adapted the soap opera format for the South African audience with the record-breaking Agter Elke Man (Behind Each Man), which dominated TV for four years, between 1985 and 1988.
Franz Marx Age
Franz Marx was born on 21 March 1942. He died on September 26, 2021. He was 78.
Franz Marx Death
South African writer and director Franz Marx died at the age of 78 on September 26, 2021, in Pretoria as a result of Covid-19 complications, Channel24 reported citing author Leon van Nierop. Author Leon van Nierop paid tribute to Franz in a statement on Facebook. Leon wrote: “He taught all of us who tried to write soap operas (with an emphasis on trying) how to construct soap operas and write summaries of each episode. Also what to do and what not to do.”
He added: “I still remember working with him on Christmas Day on some of the first episodes of Egoli. He was a workaholic (‘I always work in the mornings, do not bother me in the mornings Leon,’) who gave his life for the soap opera, especially at the beginning.
“What a loss. One could have written books about him. But first, this tribute to Franz as the undisputed and highly-respected king of soap operas. Many people who still write soap operas today have learned from him. A big one is gone.”
Franz Marx Cause of Death
Franz Marx died of Covid-19 complications.