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Jaws star Roy Scheider dies at 75

Posted by That Other Mike on 11/02/2008

US actor Roy Scheider, best known for playing the police chief in the Jaws movies, has died at the age of 75.

As well as starring in the first two shark thrillers, Scheider received two Oscar nominations during his career.

He was up for best supporting actor for The French Connection in 1972 and best actor for 1979’s All That Jazz.

He died in hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He had been treated there for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell, for the past two years.

He is to be buried at sea, inside a shark. OK, I made that bit up.

I liked Roy Scheider, mainly because I knew nothing about his private life.

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2 Responses to “Jaws star Roy Scheider dies at 75”

  1. Lottie said

    Our little guy will be very sad to hear about this. 😦

  2. Iron Cross said

    We still have IRON CROSS, Roy Scheider’s final film, to look forward to!!!

    http://ironcrossmovie.wordpress.com/

    Behind-the-scenes blog with the link to download the exclusive trailer!!

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