James Bond Actor, Frank McRae Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

- Advertisement -

Licence To Kill actor Frank McRae has died at the age of 80 after suffering a heart attack.

- Advertisement -

The American actor, who also starred in Last Action Hero, died in California on April 29, his devastated daughter-in-law has confirmed.

Frank had previously trained as a professional football player, starring in the NFL before finding a different kind of fame with his movies.

He first caught the spotlight with his turn as Reed Youngblood, a grinning prisoner who helped Warren Oates’ character to escape in 1973’s Dillenger.

Standing at six-and-a-half feet tall, Frank quickly made a name for himself playing burly tough guys, including Sharkey in the James Bond film Licence To Kill opposite Timothy Dalton.

He won his first role by standing in a production executive’s parking space until the man was forced to agree to a meeting.

He partnered up with Sylvester Stallone in F.I.S.T, then co-starred with him again in Paradise Alley, Lock Up, and Rocky II in the 1970s and 80s.

As well as his tough-guy roles, Frank turned to comedy with National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983 and *batteries not included in 1987.

He also appeared in Loaded Weapon 1 before his starring role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1993’s Last Action Hero.

His final role was a voiceover for General Jagger Daniels in The 500 Foot Sister in 2019, following a long spell out of the spotlight after his penultimate role in Love’s Abiding Joy in 2006.

Frank is survived by his son Marcellus and his grandchildren Camden, Jensen and Holden.

Donations in his name can be made to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues and rehabilitates elephants in Kenya.

The Mirror

- Advertisement -
Kpakpohttps://ghbase.com/
I'm an award-winning Ghanaian blogger. I lurk in your shadows and prick your conscience with my modus operandi. Ultimately, I thrill you with my out of the box reportage.

Leave a Reply

Latest News

“The economy is not a cassava farm for it to mature within two years, let’s give gov’t enough time” – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said the government needs enough time and patience from Ghanaians to put the...

Top Stories

More Articles Like This