Sunday, February 10, 2008

Roy Scheider, R. I. P.

The Associated Press: 'Jaws' Actor Scheider Dies at 75: "LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie 'Jaws,' has died. He was 75.

Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release his cause of death."

A lot of great roles. Fifty-Two Pick-Up, The Seven-Ups, Jaws, Marathon Man, and too many more to name.


norby said...

I just read about this on Jaws is one of my all time favorites-I actually wore out a video tape of it.

The article on cnn said that he had been treated for multiple myeloma over the last couple of years, but there is no word if that had anything to do with his death.

Man, what a loss.

Randy Johnson said...

Some of the early episodes of Seaquest weren't too bad either. May he rest in peace.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Let's not forget All That Jazz. The smoking he did just in that movie must have knocked five years off his life.