Tragedy struck this week… Haitian actor Dieufaite Pierre-Louis has been killed. He was 31.
The details are sketchy, but initial reports are that the emerging actor was killed by gunfire in Haiti Thursday night (November 6, 2014).
Pierre-louis Dieufaite, Aurelia Khazan and Love Me Haiti director Hugues Gentillon
Dieufaite, who made his acting debut in “Love me Haiti” short film, was in Boston last month to attend the MPAH Haiti Movie Awards. “Love Me Haiti” won for Best Short Film Award. According to sources, Dieufaite was granted special visa to attend the award show.
May he rest in peace!
Co-stars and fans were stunned and took to Twitter to send their condolences to Dieufaite’s family.
The news of the actor Pierre-Louis Dieufaite’s death is really sad and a great loss indeed to all of us who have had contact with him. He was an outstandingly talented actor. May he rest in peace and love. [Love Me Haiti]
It’s a very devastating new. I just can not believe this happened… Jude was a great person and I remember his kindness and his shy smiles when we shot LMH together. I am really chocked… Wish he could have staid longer in Boston [Aurelia Khazan, co-star]
C’est avec une très grande peine que je viens d’apprendre cette horrible nouvelle. Jude étais un co-acteur de talent et une personne toujours attentionnée et aimable, aussi bien quand nous avons travaillé ensemble que lorsque nous nous sommes revus dernièrement à Boston. Cette nouvelle est un véritable choc. Mes plus sincères condoléances à sa famille. Que Jude repose en paix. [Aurelia Khazan]
Truly devastating news. Jude was such a great and mellow person. He and my brother in Haiti were very close friends. He will be greatly missed. Still having a hard time with this. [Robinson Vil]
Your passing is still surreal, only God knows why this had to happen to you. Such amazing and talented young man, may your soul rest in peace and the murderer brought to justice. Peace and Love WestI — feeling sad. [Westi]
I wish I had told him to stay in Boston, not to come back to Haiti. We were best friend and went to the same school in Fontamara. Neg tirel la se coward li ye, li ka menm neg kap bwe bye avel kife konplo sou dol. Moun ki tirel, moutre figiw non [Stoo]
Rest in peace Jude Dieuly Pierre-louis, I was just with him in Boston about a week ago, great guy. We were talking about future collaboration on upcoming projects. This is truly unbelievable and devastating. My heart breaks for you Jude, your family and Fredley’s family. This was a senseless act and I truly hope that those responsible are brought to justice. You will be greatly missed. Damn. [Robinson Vil]
Love Me Haiti Trailer