More tragic news which will sadden all fans of Italian horror; Daria Nicolodi,, the former partner of Dario Argento and mother of Asia, passed away in Rome five days ago. Daria became an icon of the genre largely due to her roles in Dario’s Deep Red, Inferno, Tenebrae, Phenomena and Opera, as well as in Mario Bava’s final film Shock. She also co-wrote Suspiria.
Said Asia on Instagram:
“Rest in peace beloved mother. Now you can fly free with your great spirit and you won’t have to suffer anymore. I will try to go on for your beloved grandchildren and especially for you who would never want to see me so grieved. Even if without you I miss the ground under my feet, and I feel I have lost my only true point of reference. I am close to all those who have known and loved her. I will always be your Aria, Daria.”
RIP Daria. I shall be watching your delightful performance in Deep Red tonight.