Breaking Bad And Jackie Brown Star Robert Forster Dies Aged 78
Breaking Bad and Jackie Brown star Robert Forster has died aged 78 from brain cancer.
I'm saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. A lovely man and a consummate actor. I met him on the movie Alligator (pic) 40 years ago, and then again on BB. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. RIP Bob. pic.twitter.com/HtunD0Fx6g
- Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 12, 2019
Forster was nominated for an Oscar following his portrayal of Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown and appeared in more than 100 films.
Among those paying tribute to the father-of-four was fellow Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston who remembered Forster's generosity.
RIP Robert Forster!! A truly class act/ Actor!!
- Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) October 12, 2019
Absolutely heartbroken over the passing of Robert Forster - literally the nicest man. An amazing storyteller and a good friend. Sending much love to his partner Denise. This picture is from an evening we did together with Haskell Wexler saluting their masterpiece "Medium Cool" pic.twitter.com/Bu9Cp7ZuSV
- Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) October 12, 2019
With more than 100 film credits spanning six decades, Robert Forster was a prolific talent who radiated warmth and kindness in everything he did. In 1998, he earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in "Jackie Brown." Thank you, Robert, for all that you've given us. pic.twitter.com/ZwTj21xfw6
- The Academy (@TheAcademy) October 12, 2019
A month ago I was set to co-present at the @SaturnAwards with Robert Forster.
We were chatting about changing the script when he suddenly felt ill & had to leave.
Before he left he gave me a silver letter opener as a gift.
I was sad to hear of his passing. He was a lovely man.
- Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) October 12, 2019
Broken hearted to hear of Roberts passing. He was incredibly warm and encouraging to me. A man whose presence radiated love and kindness. A real gift to our craft. Thinking of his family and friends tonight. #robertforster pic.twitter.com/nwi3kZ2x4B
- Amy Shiels (@amy_shiels) October 12, 2019
Forster's publicist confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the star had passed away at his home in LA.
Rest in peace, Robert Forster.
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