Brazilian actor Marilia Pera has died. The multi-award winning performer passed away on the 5th of December at age 72. The cause of her death was lung cancer. Pera worked often through the 1960s and '70s in both film and TV in her homeland, picking up popularity, acclaim and awards. It wasn't until 1981's Pixote that she became internationally-known, however, with major attention paid for her role in Hector Babenco's film - awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics both, and a second place citation from the New York Film Critics Circle. It inspired a second wind in Pera's career, which also featured a role in Walter Salles' Central Station. She remained active in the industry until her death, with two forthcoming titles due to be released. Marilia be greatly missed not only in Brazil, but around the world.