Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

No details given on cause of death


Character actor Harry Dean Stanton, who became a cult favorite through his parts in “Paris, Texas” and “Repo Man," died Friday at 91, The Associated Press reported.

His agent, John S. Kelly, told the AP that Stanton died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He have no details on the cause.

He was not a leading man, but his interpretations could life an ordinary script. According to the AP, Roger Ebert once said that no movie with Stanton in a supporting role “can be altogether bad.”

Stanton appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows dating back to the mid-1950s. His most famous appearances included the Oscar-winning epic “The Godfather Part II.” He was also in “Alien” and the teen flick “Pretty in Pink,” AP says. He also guest-starred on “Laverne & Shirley” and Gunsmoke.”

Stanton never married, although he had a long relationship with actress Rebecca De Mornay, 35 years his junior. "She left me for Tom Cruise," Stanton said often, according to the AP.