Armenian filmmaker, television host, and composer Sarky Mouradian passed away at the age of 90.
His grandson Tristan Mouradian, shared the news of his legendary grandfather's passing on social media.
“It is with the deepest sorrow that I inform everyone of the passing of my beloved grandfather, Sarky Mouradian. He passed peacefully and leaves behind a legacy spanning decades. His influence on Armenian television, music, and film in America will never be forgotten,”
He was born in Beirut in 1931. Performing music since age 16, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1955 to continue his education in music.
In 1960, he moved to Los Angeles where he attended “The Theater of Arts” and began working in the film industry as an actor and director. His films include Baghdasar Aghbar (1965), Sons of Sassoun (1973), Tears of Happiness (1975), Promise of Love (1978), and The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982).
Mouradian established one of the first Armenian television shows in Los Angeles in 1978 titled, Armenian Teletime, where he hosted various Armenian celebrity performers and politicians.
In 2016, he was awarded a gold medal by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia.
My deepest condolences to the Mouradian family, friends, and the entire community.