'Breaking Bad' actor Robert Forster (78) dies

2019-10-12 11:17
 
Actor Robert Forster.

Cape Town – Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster has died. He was 78 years old.

His publicist Kathie Berlin said he died on Friday of brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his family, reports The Guardian.

Robert was best known for his role in Jackie Brown starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Pam Grier and Robert De Niro. His received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Max Cherry in the crime drama.

He also starred in the television series Twin Peaks and Breaking Bad reports BBC News.

Robert reprised his role as Ed in the Breaking Bad movie El Camino which premiered on Netflix the day of his death. 

Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson and Pam Grier were among his co-stars who paid tribute to the actor on social media.

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Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht. (Sources: The Guardian, BBC News)

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