Veteran Hollywood Actor, Robert Forster Is Dead

Veteran Hollywood actor, Robert Forster has died, aged 78. The Breaking Bad actor – who recently reprised his role as vacuum salesman Ed Galbraith in spin-off movie El Camino – passed away on Friday, following a battle with brain cancer.

According to reports, the star died at his home, on the day his latest film was released.

As news of his death emerged, tributes poured in for the Oscar nominee on social media.

Breaking Bad co-star, Bryan Cranston led the tribute tweeting;

I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away.

A lovely man and a consummate actor.

I met him on the movie Alligator (pic) 40 years ago, and then again on BB.

I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood.

RIP Bob.

Jackie Brown co-star Samuel L Jackson also tweeted:

RIP Robert Forster!! A truly class act/ Actor!!

Robert first started his career back in the 1960s, with his first notable performance in Reflections In A Golden Eye, back in 1967.

He followed this up with another hit, Medium Cool, but it wasn’t until Quentin Tarantino cast him in Jackie Brown that he gained a lot of attention.

The late star played Max Cherry in the 1997 film, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Pam Grier, with the role earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Despite losing out on the gong, his career was immediately on another level, and he starred in a string of hits, including Twin Peaks, Lucky Number Slevin, Me Myself and Irene, and Mullholland Drive.

He also appeared in the final episodes of Breaking Bad, playing vacuum salesman Ed Galbraith – who helped Bryan Cranston’s Walter White obtain a new identity – a role he reprised for spin-off El Camino, which was released on Netflix yesterday.

Robert is survived by long-term partner Denise Grayson, his children, Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen, and his grandchildren, Tess, Liam, Jack and Olivia.

 

 

 

 

Copyright NOLLYWOODALIVE.
All rights reserved. This article, material and any other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from NOLLYWOODALIVE.
Contact: editor@nollywoodalive.com

Facebook Comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here