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Robert Forster has passed away

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Actor Robert Forster has died in Los Angeles of brain cancer. He was 78.

The actor, born in Rochester, New York state, was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown

He died on the same day that El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, in which he had a small role, hit Netflix.

Forster was the son of Grace Dorothy and Robert Wallace Foster Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and later as an executive for a baking supply company. His mother was Italian American, while his father was of English and Irish descent. The couple divorced in 1949.

As a tribute to his father, Forster hung one of his father’s Barnum & Bailey Circus posters in the office of his character in Jackie Brown.

He starred in many films and TV shows including Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), The Stalking Moon (1968), Medium Cool (1969), Banyon (1972), Nakia (1974), The Black Hole (1979), Alligator (1980), Vigilante (1983), The Delta Force (1986), and The Banker (1989).

He also recently starred in Twin Peaks: The Return.

Forster is survived by his partner Denise Grayson. children Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen and four grandchildren.

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