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‘The Shining’ and ‘Blade Runner’ actor Joe Turkel has died aged 94

‘The Shining’ and ‘Blade Runner’ actor Joe Turkel has died aged 94

‘The Shining’ and ‘Blade Runner’ actor Joe Turkel has died aged 94

Joe Turkel, recognized for roles in The Shining and Blade Runner, has died aged 94.

The actor handed away at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California on Monday (June 27), a consultant confirmed to Selection.

Turkel is greatest recognized for his supporting roles in quite a few Stanley Kubrick movies, together with 1980’s The Shining the place he performed chilling bartender Lloyd. He additionally starred in Kubrick’s first function movie The Killing and 1957’s Paths Of Glory as Non-public Pierre Arnaud.

The actor additionally had a outstanding function in Ridley Scott’s unique 1982 Blade Runner, the place he performed replicant creator Eldon Tyrell.

Joe Torkel CREDIT: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Photos

His different notable roles embody three of sci-fi director Bert I. Gordon’s movies, together with Tormented, The Boy and the Pirates and Village of the Giants. His ultimate movie function was in The Darkish Facet Of The Moon in 1990.

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Turkel additionally made a number of appearances in TV exhibits like Bonanza, Miami Vice, Tales From The Darkside, Asphalt Jungle, Bat Masterson and Kojak.

In response to Selection, the actor accomplished a memoir titled ‘The Distress Of Success’ previous to his demise, which the household plans to launch later this 12 months.

Turkel is survived by his two sons, two daughter-in-laws and his brother David Turkel.

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