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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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  • Randi

    Great actor.

  • Lobo

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

  • http://,,,,,,,,,,, RIP

    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.

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

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


  • the_original_nika

    sad… R.I.P.

  • Trickz

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

  • rafael

    sadness! he was very good in jaws!

  • Jane


  • mia


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

  • Steph

    RIP Roy, my condolences to his friends and family

  • KC

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

  • dawn

    French Connection. Fantastic actor

  • Beckz

    yeah Mia. :(

  • abby

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

  • vicki Pasadena, CA

    All That Jazz… Awesome R.I.P. Roy

  • troy

    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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  • Bre

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



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  • dolphins

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

  • Yuliana

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

  • Anon

    ” 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

  • ashley

    RIP Roy :(

    man I love Jaws…fantastic movie. you were great in it. peace

  • blah

    I love All That Jazz!!
    aw thats sad :( RIP

  • nicole m

    RIP Roy. Seventy-five is WAY too young!

    He’s brillant in Jaws. (My favorite movie)

  • aussie made

    Brilliant work in the classic Jaws.

    Sadly missed.

    Class act.

    Rest in Peace Mr Scheider.

  • Didi

    i first saw jaws when i was 5 on telly. i had to sleep in mt parents bed for a whole month.

  • Bad news

    R.I.P. He will go down in history as Chief of Police Martin Brody

  • becky

    aww r.i.p. he was aweosome in jaws.

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  • Original Shar

    I first noticed him in Marathon Man, but feel in love with him in All That Jazz. That is one of my favorite movies. RIP Roy.

  • Jules

    Great actor. He has one of my all time favorite movie lines. From Jaws, when he first spots the shark, backs up and says ” We need a bigger boat” His face is priceless in that scene…


  • Ruth

    Roy Schneider was a wonderful actor who brought something special to every role that he played. My condolences to his family. R.I.P.

  • weetabix

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Roy Sc heider, one of my fave actors of all time. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” should be on his tombstone. It was voted one the 100 top movie lines of all time by the AFI.

    Wonderful man, wonderful actor. He will be missed.

  • sandy

    Loved him in The French Connection, Sheila Levine, All That Jazz…he was a wonderful actor and will be missed. Condolences to his family..RIP.

  • manilabuzz

    going to miss this guy, the tv series “Blue Thunder” was one of my favorites. rip roy, thanks for the memories

  • http://deleted maggie

    You did good work while here on this planet. You will be missed.

    Sleep in peace.

  • joneblaze

    Roy Scheider was a great everyman actor, either as Chief Martin Brody in Jaws as a concerned father/husband/shark hunter, or as a philandering husband who paints himself into a dangerous corner in 52 Pick-Up.
    Scheider always had the goods Thanks for entertaining me for years Roy

  • Jo

    I loved this man!! He will be sadly missed!!


  • Pugzz

    He caused me never to swim in ocean water again!

  • Just me

    Jaws was awesome and unforgettable. Lots of people had trouble going in the water that summer of 1975. Jaws orginated the term “Summer Blockbuster” for Hollywood and took in $470 million worldwide. It cost $12 million. Some cash cow. It put Speilberg, Schieder and Dreyfuss on the A List. French Connection is a cinematic classis – not only great acting but utilizing innovative sound, camera and lighting techniques.

    Scheider helped make Hollywood history…Thanks Roy, you entertained us with great talent, skill and panache. You will be missed.

  • oakling

    Heh. I appreciate the quotes around Wikipedia’s “reporting.”

  • bunnycake

    I know its late… but a year on Roy’s still a legend. he made classics that’ll be watched for years to come and there is still more films of his that is yet to come out.

    loving your work. xx

  • Firecracker

    Roy Scheider is amazing. I am looking forward to Iron Cross. Anybody download the trailer for it? It’s starting to pop up around the internet.

  • LuvRoyScheider

    IRON CROSS, Roy Scheider’s final film, in VARIETY article for Oscar contention!!!