Cana­dian ac­tor Au­gust Schellenberg dies at 77

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feet be­low, where Speck Mel­len­camp punched Bucy un­til some­one pulled him away. The Mel­len­camp broth­ers and Smith then al­legedly ran from the scene.

Bucy suf­fered facial frac­tures and re­ceived stitches at a lo­cal hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit. It also says Bucy was re­ferred to a plas­tic sur­geon.

Speck Mel­len­camp told of­fi­cers he had been at a party at Bucy’s home ear­lier when two girls be­gan fight­ing over him, and that a white male punched him as he tried to halt the girls’ fight. Mel­len­camp said his as­sailant ran into the house.

He said he “was very up­set about be­ing punched” but soon left and went home, where he, his brother and Smith de­cided to re­turn.

Hud and Speck Mel­len­camp are the sons of John Mel­len­camp — whose hits in­clude Hurts So Good and Pink Houses — and his third wife, model Elaine Irwin. The cou­ple di­vorced in 2011 af­ter 19 years of mar­riage. DAL­LAS — Cana­dian ac­tor Au­gust Schellenberg, who starred in the Free Willy films, has died at his Dal­las home af­ter a fight with lung can­cer. He was 77.

The ac­tor’s agent, Jamie Le­vitt, says Schellenberg died Thurs­day sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

Schellenberg ap­peared in nu­mer­ous tele­vi­sion roles and was in all three Free Willy movies. In 2007, he was nom­i­nated for an Emmy for Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor in a Minis­eries or Movie for his role as Chief Sit­ting Bull in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Le­vitt says one of Schellenberg’s last no­table works was in 2012, play­ing the lead in Shake­speare’s King Lear in an all-Cana­dian cast in at the National Arts Cen­tre in Ot­tawa.

She de­scribed Schellenberg as a loving fam­ily man and an iconic Cana­dian ac­tor.

John Mel­len­camp and Elaine Irwin.

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