Best known as playing the police-dad from the scary movie Jaws, actor Roy Scheider passed away on Sunday at the age of 75 years old. From the AP:
Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release his cause of death.
However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital’s Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.
I totally loved this guy. I saw the movie first, when I was really young (and the movie, by the time I saw it, was already really old) but after I saw it I definitely wanted to read the book. So I went back and read the book and pictured Roy as the hunky cop as I read and it made it a lot better. He did such a good job in that movie, seriously!
Rest in peace, Roy! Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family. Just know he’s in a better place!