Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton passes away after a six-decade career

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2008, file photo, actor Harry Dean Stanton arrives at a celebration for actress Marion Cotillard in West Hollywood, Calif. Legendary character actor Stanton has died at age 91. Stanton's agent John S. Kelly says the actor died Friday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2017, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kelly said Stanton died of natural causes, but gave no further details. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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Harry Dean Stanton, an iconic American character actor known for his roles in “Godfather II,” “Alien,” “Pretty In Pink” and many more, sadly passed away Friday afternoon.

He died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after working for more than 60 years in Hollywood. He is believed to have died of natural causes.

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In addition to his most well-known credits, Stanton also appeared in “Repo Man,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Paris, Texas,” “Alien,” “Wild at Heart,” “Big Love” and “Twin Peaks.” His final performance was in “Lucky,” which will air later this month.

Aside from acting, he was in the Navy during World War II and fought in the Battle of Okinawa. Stanton was also a talented musician, performing with the Harry Dean Stanton band for years.

He was a lifelong bachelor but is survived by some family members. He was 91 years-old.

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