Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Tomasz Komenda is dead. Piotr Trojan and Jan Holoubek say goodbye to him

Tomasz Komenda is dead. The information about the death was confirmed by a journalist. Notes! TVN and Superwizjer, Grzegorz Głuszak, who reported on his case from the beginning. The cause of death was a serious and long illness.

Komenda was wrongly convicted in 2004 of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. He spent 18 years of his 25-year sentence in prison. The acquittal was passed in May 2018. In 2021, he was awarded compensation in the amount of PLN 13 million.

The history of the Komenda quickly became the subject of a film devoted to it. “25 years of innocence. The case of Tomek Komenda” it hit theaters in September 2020. It was a feature debut Jan Holoubek, creator of the well-received series “Rojst”. Komenda and his family were involved in the production process.

“I agreed to this film because I have great trust in its creators. I know that they will not do anything against me and that the film will show the whole truth – from the first to the last minute. No lies. I want people to see what really happened it was happening to me. As a warning. Because this story could have happened to anyone, and since it happened to me, well…” said Komenda.

“Reading the script made me feel so angry and helpless. Why didn’t anyone do anything then? Why did all this happen at all?” – he explained Peter Trojanwho later received the Eagle award and a distinction during the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia for his role as Komenda.

“Almost everyone knows that Tomek Komenda served 18 years for a crime he did not commit. However, few people know about the behind-the-scenes of the case and the three heroes who, risking almost everything, got him out of prison hell. Tomek’s story in a broader context teaches that Even if we find ourselves in the greatest difficulties in life, the situation may seem absolutely hopeless, there is always a possibility that someone will show up and reach out to us. I would like our film to give hope to all those who think that there is no hope for them anymore. chances,” Holoubek summed up.

Piotr Trojan reacted to the death of Tomasz Komenda. An actor who created a hero based on the character of Tomasz Komenda in the film “25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda”. He published a photo together on Instagram with the caption: “If there is something on the other side, I hope it is called peace. See you later, Tomek,” we read.

Jan Holoubek also commented on Komenda’s sudden death and said in an interview with Wirtualna Polska: “This sad news reached me a moment ago. At this moment, I can only express my great sadness. Today I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to his family. I know that I am very sad now. I need it,” he says.

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