Taken from Fearnet.com
Paul Naschy, often referred to as 'the Spanish Lon Chaney' has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 75.
Naschy's career began in the 60's when he created the werewolf character Waldemar Daninsky, a character that he played in over 12 films. While Naschy is primarily known for his films from the 60's through the 80's (titles like Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf, Horror Rises From the Tomb and Panic Beats), Naschy never stopped working (writing, directing, producing, acting) right up until his death. In 2004, Naschy wrote and starred in a semi-autobiographical film called Rojo Sangre about an 'older', down on his luck actor.
I had the good fortune of meeting Mr. Naschy several years ago, and even though he spoke very little English, his warmth and appreciation for his fans was greatly appreciated.
If you've never seen a Paul Naschy film, now is the best time to dig in, some of his best films have been released on DVD and Blu-ray (with more to come), so seek them out. It's sad to say we lost a good one today, but his work will live on, now more than ever. R.I.P.
Old Naschy interview from 1994.