I DRINK YOUR BLOOD BHASKAR DIES
Bhaskar, the actor and dancer who starred in David Durston's cult-classic horror film I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, died August 4 in New York City at the age of 73. Born Bhaskar Burmin Roy Chaudhuri Jr. in India, he was a descendant of one of the country's royal families, immigrated to America and became well-known for a dance company that toured from the '50s through the '70s. In 1970 he took the lead role in BLOOD as Horace Bones, the leader of a menacing cult whose members become bloodthirsty killers after eating meat pies injected with the blood of a rabid dog.
Following a fall from a stage in the late '70s, Bhaskar was confined to a wheelchair and became a painter, his work exhibited in New York galleries. In the past year, he joined Durston to record an audio commentary for a BLOOD DVD produced by Bob Murawski. The director tells Fango, 'Two days before Bhaskar died, Bob Murawski, bless his heart, sent him a copy of the DVD via Federal Express. Tony Franco, his longtime friend and former manager, took it over to the hospital and showed him everything, and Bhaskar was so happy that he cried.'
Durston also filmed Bhaskar doing his stage show for the 1972 feature BLUE SEXTET. As per his wishes, Bhaskar was cremated following his death.
Courtesy of Fangoria