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Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies aged 91

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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