Still, in his day he received worldwide acclaim. For that, he is remembered at his passing:
French Mime Marcel Marceau DiesWith the passing of time ...
By Angela Doland, The Associated Press
Paris -- Marcel Marceau, who revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, has died, his former assistant said Sunday. He was 84.
Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau, notably through his famed personnage Bip, played the entire range of human emotions onstage for more than 50 years, never uttering a word.(link)