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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.

RIP.

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# 3

Great actor.

# 4

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

# 5

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.

# 6
[☆F a m o u s☆] @ 02/10/2008 at 11:22 pm

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

~r.i.p~

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the_original_nika @ 02/10/2008 at 11:27 pm

sad… R.I.P.

# 8

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

# 9

sadness! he was very good in jaws!

:(

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

RIP Roy, my condolences to his friends and family

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

French Connection. Fantastic actor

yeah Mia. :(

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

vicki Pasadena, CA @ 02/11/2008 at 12:14 am

All That Jazz… Awesome R.I.P. Roy

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. :(

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

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

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

” 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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