Sad news this Holy Week:

Christo Jivkov is dead. According to media reports, the Bulgarian actor succumbed to a long illness on April 1, 2023. He was 48 years old. Jivkov was best known for “The Passion of the Christ”. In 2004 he played John, Jesus’ favorite disciple, in Mel Gibson’s controversial film adaptation of the Bible.

Wikipedia notes that he died of lung cancer in Los Angeles.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him …