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Charles Napier RIP
The Blues Brothers star has died

06 October 2011  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: THR

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Charles Napier RIP

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. 


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Posted by John Firth at 16:44 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

The Character Actor's Character Actor
Sorry to hear of his passing. He was the only actor to have been attacked by both Rambo and Hannibal Lecter, I think that speaks volumes for the long career he had. I'll miss his ridiculous sqaure jaw in movies. RIP More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:22 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Rest in Peace
His best line was in 'Miami Blues' with Alec Baldwin and Fred Ward. Discussing who had to notify the next of kin for a recently deceased Hari-Krishna "No way, I had to do the fat lady that sat on a kid, that's good for two" With complete seriousness in delivery. In comedies he had that rare talent to be realistic yet funny. More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 21:03 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Always someone I recognised in little parts here and there for so many years, this is sad news and that is very funny line. More

Posted by durelius at 19:29 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

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Sad times! Its actors like him with little 'bit' parts that make films sometimes. More

Posted by fraser1978 at 17:01 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

RIP
Murdoch.....I'm coming to get you! More

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