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George Kennedy Dead - 'Cool Hand Luke' Actor Dies at 91

George Kennedy Dead - 'Cool Hand Luke' Actor Dies at 91

George Kennedy, best known for his work in the movie Cool Hand Luke, has died at the age of 91.

The actor won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor back in 1968 for his work in the movie and he was also well known for his roles in Airport and three of the Naked Gun movies.

George died on Sunday morning (February 28) at 4:30am in Boise, Idaho, his grandson told TMZ.

After his wife Joan died over a year ago, George‘s health has been failing and he spent the last month of his life under hospice care.

We send our thoughts and condolences to George‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • Dani

    R.I.P. George

  • betty g

    To George’s family,
    My late husband and I loved watching George’s acting; normally the tough guy, but the lovable mechanic in AIRPORT movies.

    We loved to hear George laugh; it was infectious ;)

    His voice was unmistakable; I would know who it was while in another room AWAY from tv set.

    I LOVE HIM ON DALLAS, our favorite tv soap opera. He was CONVINCING in whatever role he took on.

    When you are missing him the most, get out your favorite home movies and play them hearing their voices/laughter and watching their gestures/mannerisms.

    MAKE COPIES 1ST and file away ORIGINALS so they don’t get worn out.

    May God or whoever you believe in be with you now and in the days, months, and years ahead.

    RIP GEORGE; we loved you as a human being and a TALENTED actor ;)

    bettyg, Iowa fan forever

  • What a laugh

    Whether he was the good guy or the bad guy he was always great. I can’t believe all the greats he got yo work with throughout his long career. There was Cary Grant and Paul Newman—but he was a great too!

  • Becky Call

    Awww Herman….

  • Torii Wehling

    RIP to one of the most interesting guy ever on screen. Condolences to the family

  • Dave Mills

    He had some good lines in the Naked Gun movies.

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