Veteran US actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91, his agent has said.
The actor had appeared in dozens of films including Repo Man, Cool Hand Luke and Paris, Texas, as well as the recent reboot of television’s Twin Peaks.
Stanton died peacefully at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, his agent John Kelly said in a statement.
Harry Dean Stanton has died at 91. Served as a cook during the Battle of Okinawa. Great man. pic.twitter.com/0pRzlDy2t4— Donald Clarke (@DonaldClarke63) September 15, 2017
..Actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91. Fantastic character actor in numerous movies and tv series. RIP pic.twitter.com/y3Iafm9jpp— Mark Weber (@web61) September 15, 2017
Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at the age of 91. Devastating news, as we figured he'd outlive us all. pic.twitter.com/mM2sQA421m— Talk Film Society (@TalkFilmSoc) September 15, 2017
In a career spanning 60 years, Stanton worked with some of Hollywood's most notable directors, including Frances Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part Two, and One From the Heart); Sam Peckinpah (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid); Martin Scorsese (The Last Temptation of Christ); David Lynch (Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, and Inland Empire) and Ridley Scott (Alien).