The Hobbit Actor Who Quit To Defend Ukraine Has Been Killed In Battle


An actor famous for his roles in The Hobbit and Lion King has been killed while defending his home country of Ukraine during the invasion of Russia.

Pasha Lee died after Russian troops shelled the city of Irpin, west of Kyiv, on Sunday, March 6.

The tragic news was announced by the Odessa International Film Festival.

Illia Ponomarenko, the Defense reporter with The Kyiv Independent, also confirmed the news.

He wrote:

Pasha Lee, a Ukrainian actor turned a Territorial Defense fighter, was killed in action today in Irpin. He was 33.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the crisis in Ukraine.


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