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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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RIP Roy :(

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

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

RIP Roy. Seventy-five is WAY too young!

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

aussie made @ 02/11/2008 at 5:30 am

Brilliant work in the classic Jaws.

Sadly missed.

Class act.

Rest in Peace Mr Scheider.

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

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

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

Original Shar @ 02/11/2008 at 9:50 am

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.

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…


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

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.

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.

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

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

Sleep in peace.

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

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


He caused me never to swim in ocean water again!

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.

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

bunnycake @ 02/05/2009 at 4:13 pm

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 @ 05/14/2009 at 6:54 pm

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.

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

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