RIP: ‘Alien’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91

Harry Dean Stanton, one of the silver screen’s greatest and most iconic character actors, died of natural causes on Friday (September 15). He was 91.

Stanton’s career spanned more than 50 years in such films as Alien, Wild at Heart, Escape from New York, Pretty in Pink, Red Dawn, and Wim Wenders’ iconic and enduring masterpiece, Paris, Texas. Most recently he appeared in Twin Peaks: The Return, continuing the storyline of the character he portrayed in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and he will also be appearing in John Carroll Lynch’s Lucky, which arrives in theaters this fall.

Stanton was a living legend, and a link between the ages of Modern Hollywood. We’re blessed to have had him around as long as we did, and he will be dearly missed.

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