Friday 20 October 2017

Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies aged 91

Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91 (AP)
Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91 (AP)

Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91.

Stanton's agent John S Kelly said the actor died on Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Mr Kelly said Stanton died of natural causes, but gave no further details.

The shambling, craggy-face performer had a decades-long career that included memorable turns in Alien, 'Paris, Texas, Cool Hand Luke and many other films and TV shows.

Stanton was also almost always cast as a crook, a codger, an eccentric or a loser.

He appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows in a career dating to the mid-1950s.

Recently he reunited with his frequent collaborator David Lynch in Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return, and stars with Lynch in the upcoming film Lucky.

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