Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

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French actress Jeanne Moreau, whose seven-decade career included work with Francois Truffaut, Orson Welles, Wim Wenders and other acclaimed directors, has died.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 file photo French actress Jeanne Moreau poses for photographers on the red carpet prior to the 20th European Film Awards ceremony at the Arena in Berlin. Jeanne Moreau, award-winning French actress who appeared in films from Europe to Hollywood, died aged 89 it was announced Monday July 31, 2017. 

French actress Jeanne Moreau, whose seven-decade career included work with Francois Truffaut, Orson Welles, Wim Wenders and other acclaimed directors, has died.

The French president's office announced her death in a statement Monday without providing a cause. An assistant to her agent confirmed the death but would not provide details.

Moreau, perhaps best known for her performance in Truffaut's 1962 "Jules and Jim," continued working well into her 80s. She won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, which she presided over twice, and an honorary Oscar.

President Emmanuel Macron hailed her for her deep range, extending beyond her early roles as a femme fatale into comedy and other genres, and praised her political activism.

Information about funeral arrangements and survivors was not immediately available.

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