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« on: February 10, 2008, 10:16:17 PM »

The Jaws (and Jaws II) star passed away today at the age of 75 in Little Rock, Arkansas, losing his battle with cancer. I just heard about it on the late night news.  Bluesad

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 10:42:17 PM »

RIP, Roy.  Always a favorite.  From JAWS to BLUE THUNDER and points between, an entertaining actor is some good films...


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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 10:51:49 PM »

Was a good actor, RIP Roy Scheider.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 11:29:10 PM »

Very sad news indeed.   Bluesad

An absolute favorite of mine...sweetly personal as so many people seemed to have no awareness of him outside of JAWS(and maybe SEAQUEST).  Right out of Orange, New Jersey and you could tell.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 11:44:32 PM »

Hey, he was a favorite of mine!! I hadn't even heard he was ill.   Rest in peace, Roy.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008, 09:10:24 AM »

That's a bummer.  I always enjoyed his work immensely, from Jaws to Blue Thunder to 2010.  He will be missed.

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2008, 11:21:50 AM »


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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 11:33:27 AM »

He should have stuffed a compressed air cannister in cancer's mouth and said "Smile, you son of a b!tch!" before shooting the can.  It's a sad day, however.  RIP Roy...

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 12:37:41 PM »

Indeed, Jaw is my favorite movie of all time and this news saddens me.  RIP  Bluesad

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008, 06:12:08 PM »

A fine actor.  I rented some movies I knew would be awful just to see him in them, and he never disappointed.  RIP.

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008, 08:18:14 PM »

I just heard he had a type of bone cancer, don't recall the name but I heard it was a nasty one.

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 08:19:47 PM »

This is horrible. I've only seen Roy in a couple of movies but I thought he was a terrific actor and it's a shame he's gone.  Bluesad
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2008, 06:30:38 AM »

Dam. I just watched him in MARATHON MAN the other night. Good actor....thats a shame.  Bluesad

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2008, 12:09:14 AM »

R.I.P.. We've lost another great talent and one who certainly appeared in plenty of sci-fi, action and horror roles. One of those great stars who could elevate a bad movie or TV show somewhat by his performance.

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