'Predator' Actor Sonny Landham Dies at 76

Pierre Vaugeois
Août 19, 2017

The Predator star passed away from congestive heart failure on Thursday at a hospital in Kentucky, his sister Dawn Boehler confirmed the news.

It's been revealed that Sonny Landham, a Hollywood actor best-known for roles in Predator and 48 Hrs, has passed away at the age of 76.

In Predator, Landham played Billy Sole, a tracker who was part of the team tasked by the Central Intelligence Agency to rescue hostages who had been taken captive by insurgents.

He entered the movie business after working in pornography in the 1970s and later attempted a political career. He continued to land roles in over 5o films through the 1990s.

"Landham was a brawny, deep-voiced actor and stunt man who played a bit part in Walter Hill's 1979 street-gang thriller "The Warriors" before the director cast him as the trigger-happy criminal Billy Bear in 1982's '48 Hrs, '" the story reports. He went on to appear in about 50 movies, including "Southern Comfort" and "Poltergeist". He also ran for the Kentucky State Senate in 2004 and ended up being nominated by the state's Libertarian Party in 2008 for one of Kentucky's seats in the United States Senate.

The last project that Landham turned up in, however, was a small-budget film called Disintegration, back in 2007.

The star had a son, William, and daughter, Priscilla who he leaves behind.

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