Charles Napier RIP

The Blues Brothers star has died

Charles Napier, star of The Blues Brothers, The Silence Of The Lambs and Philadelphia died yesterday at the age of 75.

Reports from at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, California, do not mention his cause of death, but he had been taken to hospital in previous years over issues with blood clots in his legs.

The much-loved tough guy character actor is perhaps best remembered for his role as Tucker McElroy in The Blues Brothers and his immortal line, "You're gonna look pretty funny tryin' to eat corn on the cob with no fuckin' teeth!"

Also seen as General Hawk in the first two Austin Powers movies, he's appeared in everything from out-and-out comedy to more serious dramas.

Die hard fans will know him from roles in TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Diagnosis Murder, and more recently, Archer, where he voiced the character of Dr. Spelts.

With a back catalogue many actors working today would be very jealous of, he's kept himself very busy indeed over the years, making his abrupt farewell all the more difficult.

He is survived by his two sons, Hunter and Whit, and his daughter, Meghan. He will be sorely missed.