R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton

Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91. TMZ reports that Stanton died peacefully Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Stanton, was in the Navy in WWII and fought in the Battle of Okinawa, before returning to begin an acting career that ran for six decades and included some of the most greatest films and TV series ever made.

Amongst his more iconic roles in the hundreds of works he has been involved in includes the likes of “Alien,” “Escape from New York,” “The Godfather Part II,” “The Straight Story,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “How the West Was Won,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Rose,” “Repo Man,” “The Green Mile,” “Paris, Texas,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “Private Benjamin,” “Farewell my Lovely,” “Wild at Heart,” “The Pledge,” “Christine,” “Red Dawn,” “Dillinger,” “Inland Empire,” “Twister” and “The Avengers”

His TV work was no less prolific with guest spots on many shows from “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin,” “Rawhide,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Untouchables,” “Bonanza,” “The Fugitive,” “Daniel Boone,” “The Wild Wild West,” “Mannix,” “Petticoat Junction,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Big Love,” and “Chuck”

Stanton’s final performances include the just aired “Twin Peaks: The Return” and the upcoming “Lucky”. Though a lifelong bachelor, he’s survived by some family.