Mourning for Brian Dennehy – “Rambo” actor died at 81

Updated April 17, 2020, 8:51 a.m.

Sylvester Stallone, Mia Farrow, Mark Hamill and many other stars mourn their colleague Brian Dennehy. The character actor died at the age of 81.

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American actor Brian Dennehy, best known for the film “Rambo” alongside Sylvester Stallone, is dead. According to his daughter, he died on Wednesday (local time) of a natural death in the US state of Connecticut, like the industry magazine “Hollywood Reporter “reported on Thursday. Dennehy turned 81.

The actor, who appeared in television series such as “Kojak”, “Dallas” and “The Denver Clan” in the 70s and 80s, was made in the cinema by his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in the action film “Rambo” (1982 ) known. “He was just a brilliant performer,” Stallone wrote on Instagram. “The world has lost a great artist”.

Brian Dennehy: “A life with great performances”

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill thanked the deceased in a tweet for “a life with great performances”. William Shatner, Josh Gad, Marlee Matlin and James Woods also expressed their grief.

“Any actor who worked with Brian can confirm the happiness,” said Mia Farrow to her colleague. “No one was more present, honest and generous in common scenes.” Farrow and Dennehy performed together on New York’s Broadway in 2014 in the play “Love Letters”. He was a two-time Tony award winner who starred in Broadway productions such as Arthur Miller’s “Death of a traveling salesman” and “A Long Day’s Journey into the Night” by Eugene O’Neill.

As a character actor, the handsome, over 1.90 meter tall actor appeared in films such as “Gorky Park”, “Silverado”, “Cocoon”, “You don’t kiss prosecutors” and “For lack of evidence”. (hub / dpa)


In 1982 Sylvester Stallone aka John J. Rambo shed the “First Blood”. Almost 40 years later, with part five, the last time, but more abundant, is the blood to flow. But over time, the war-injured one-man army has changed a lot – physically and in terms of content.

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