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Veteran Hollywood actor Bo Hopkins dies due to heart attack

Veteran Hollywood actor Bo Hopkins dies due to heart attack

Hollywood actor Bo Hopkins passed away at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys following a heart attack. He was 80-years-old.

The veteran actor is known for films like 'The Wild Bunch', 'The Getaway', 'American Graffiti' and 'The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing'. He also appeared in TV shows like 'The Phyllis Diller Show', 'The Virginian', 'Gunsmoke', aThe Wild Wild West' and 'The Andy Griffith Show'.

He was known for the iconic wild gaze of his eyes. His most notable work was American Graffiti, a film considered to be impossible to duplicate due to its cultural significance. His character Joe Young is one of the finest villains on screen. Iconic director Sam Peckinpah cast Hopkins in three of his projects. During his career, he went from the bad guys to the good.

He was later roped in by Quentin Tarantino to play a good guy in Dusk to Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money. He was last seen in the 2020 film Hillbilly Elegy.

Hopkin's death was confirmed on his official website. The statement read: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Bo has passed away. Bo loved hearing from his fans from around the world and although he was unable to respond to every email over the last few years, he appreciated hearing from each and every one of you".

He is survived by his wife Sian Eleanor Green and his children Matthew and Jane Hopkins.

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