Brazilian film director Oscar Maron Filho died on 27th November 2011 due to a heart arrest, in Panaji, Goa. He was in Panaji to attend the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He was 56.
|Mario Filho, speaking in the Open forum, just before his death|
It was while attending the open forum that Filho suffered a heart arrest. He was rushed to the Goa Medical College where he breathed his last.
Filho, the director of the biggest production house 'Atlantica Cinematographica' in Brazil, was in Panaji with his film 'Mario Filho: The Creator of Crowds' as a part of the Soccer package. The film tells the story of a sports journalist and the man credited with creating much of the mystique and mythology that surrounds Brazilian football today.
Some of Oscar Maron Filho's other films include "Bye Bye Romario", "Pele" and "O Papa da Bola".