Tributes for cult film star Stanton
Tributes have poured in for Hollywood star Harry Dean Stanton, after his death aged 91.
The actor’s agent, John S Kelly, confirmed he had died of natural causes on Friday at Cedars- Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
One of the first to pay their respects was Twin Peaks creator David Lynch, who said on Twitter: “The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us. There went a great one. There’s nobody like Harry Dean.
“Everyone loved him. And with good reason. He was a great actor (actually beyond great) – and a great human being – so great to be around him! You are really going to be missed Harry Dean. Loads of love to you wherever you are now.”
The cult actor made a name for himself in classic films including Alien, Repo Man and Paris, Texas.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill also paid tribute.
He posted a black and white photo of Stanton on Twitter, writing alongside it: “Sad to say goodbye to the incomparable Harry Dean Stanton – so profoundly authentic in every role he inhabited”.
Director and actor Samuel West tweeted: “Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas. He redefined acting for me. That someone could be silent, still and yet utterly mesmeric. RIP.”
GREAT Dean Stanton