'Twin Peaks' Star Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91 Of Natural Causes

'Twin Peaks' Star Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91 Of Natural Causes

Longtime Character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at 91.

The Kentucky-born star had a career which spanned more than six decades, appearing in dozens of films, including 1984's Paris, Texas and Repo Man.

Stanton died of natural causes at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Friday.

Writer and director David Lynch said in a statement that Stanton was a great human being as well as a great actor. "I thought if I could be an actor, I could do all of it", the Twin Peaks actor said during one of his interviews for the documentary, Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland. He further said that Stanton was a person who was loved by all in the entertainment industry and he earned all the reputation and respect on his own through his excellent and fone work.

Stanton credited Hollywood actor Jack Nicholson with giving him vital professional advice.

The couple divorced when Stanton was in high school and both later remarried.

"Repo Man", released that same year, became another signature film: Stanton starred as the world-weary boss of an auto repossession firm who instructs Estevez in the tricks of the hazardous trade.

In a long message posted on Twitter, he wrote: "In this nano-second world, I understand the need for a response to the death of Harry Dean Stanton".

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"As a person, Harry Dean is just so lovely".

"Harry Dean Stanton was a wonderful man, kind and full of humor". Those were his better known movie roles, but he also took parts in cult favorites such as Cockfighter and Farewell My Lovely.

HBO also paid tribute to Stanton, who played Roman Grant on their series Big Love.

Among his final roles, he played Sheriff Lloyd in Frank and Ava, which is now in post-production, and Carl Rodd on the reboot of the TV series Twin Peaks.

"'Paris, Texas' gave me a chance to play compassion", Stanton told an interviewer, "and I'm spelling that with a capital C". "Loads of love to you wherever you are now!".

Stanton has been honored with the annual Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival in Lexington, Kentucky.

Stanton is one of the finest character actors, gaining acclaim from some of the most respected actors and always mentioned as a talent to be admired in Hollywood. "Well, I realized early on that if I became an actor, I could play a writer and a sculptor and a painter and be all the things you just don't have time to be in your lifetime".

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