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Roy Scheider Dies at Age 75

Roy Scheider Dies at Age 75

Two-time Oscar nominee Roy Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 75.

The hospital did not release a cause of death. Wikipedia “reports” he died of complications from a staph infection. Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital’s Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.

Scheider is best known for his roles as a police chief in the blockbuster movie Jaws and captain Nathan Bridger of the eponymous high-tech submarine SeaQuest DSV.


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48 Responses to “Roy Scheider Dies at Age 75”

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    cami Says:


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    Lips,tits was breast fed alot! Says:


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    Randi Says:

    Great actor.

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    Lobo Says:

    Loved this man. Excellent actor — he will be missed.

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    RIP Says:

    My Condolences to Mr. Scheider’s family. He was a great actor. I own a copy of JAWS and he made the movie, when he left the sequels were awful. Of course he was great in many films like The Poet, tv’s Law & Order, Last Chance, Dracula II, and Dracula III, he will be missed.

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    [☆F a m o u s☆] Says:

    damn that’s fcuked up. i watch jaws all the time, no one kills sharks like police chief martin brody.


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    the_original_nika Says:

    sad… R.I.P.

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    Trickz Says:

    And don’t forget his amazing performance as a Bob Fosse like character in All That Jazz….

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    rafael Says:

    sadness! he was very good in jaws!

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    Jane Says:


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    mia Says:


    Is it just me or does it seem like celebs are dropping like flies.

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    Steph Says:

    RIP Roy, my condolences to his friends and family

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    KC Says:

    I remember him from JAWS. He’ll forever be a part of a classic. RIP

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    dawn Says:

    French Connection. Fantastic actor

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    Beckz Says:

    yeah Mia. :(

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    abby Says:

    He was great! Jaws is classic and I love that movie. R.I.P. Roy!!

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    vicki Pasadena, CA Says:

    All That Jazz… Awesome R.I.P. Roy

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    troy Says:

    I hope this doesn’t come across as morbid but now I have ending sequence of “All That Jazz” with Ben Vareen stuck in my head. Those of you who have seen that film will know to what I’m referring.

    My condolesences to his friends and family. :(

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    emma key Says:


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    Bre Says:

    Nuuu! This hurts my heart…. May he R.I.P.

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    GG OBSESSED! Says:


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    LINA Says:


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    dolphins Says:

    now this man’s life needs to be celebrated and remembered including our soldiers in Iraq not the losers in Hollywood.

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    Yuliana Says:

    I’m sure he’ll want to be remembered for better movies like All That Jazz.

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    Anon Says:

    ” I think you are going to need a bigger boat” 20 years plus later still remember those words RIP Roy and thanks for fantastic childhood memories, my sympathy to family and friends

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