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Harry Dean Stanton dies

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actor Harry Dean Stanton, best known for his roles in "Twin Peaks", "Big Love", and "Pretty in Pink", has died. He was 91.

The actor died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in on Friday, reported Variety.

He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama "Big Love," which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the "Twin Peaks" revival on Showtime.

His most recent film, "Lucky," about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on September 29.

"Twin Peaks" creator paid tribute to the star on social media, saying, "There went a great one. There's nobody like Harry Sean. Everyone loved him. And with good reason.

"He was a great actor (actually beyond great) - and a great human being - so great to be around him!!! You are really going to be missed Harry Dean!!! Loads of love to you wherever you are now!!! (sic)."

Director Edgar Wright tweeted, "RIP to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here's a few favs: 'Alien', 'Paris Texas', 'Repo Man' (sic)."

"Pretty In Pink" actor Jon Cryer tweeted, "Was an honor, man (sic).

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 10:42 IST