Cape Town – Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster has died. He was 78 years old.
His publicist Kathie Berlin said he died on Friday of brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his family, reports The Guardian.
Robert was best known for his role in Jackie Brown starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Pam Grier and Robert De Niro. His received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Max Cherry in the crime drama.
He also starred in the television series Twin Peaks and Breaking Bad reports BBC News.
Robert reprised his role as Ed in the Breaking Bad movie El Camino which premiered on Netflix the day of his death.
Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson and Pam Grier were among his co-stars who paid tribute to the actor on social media.
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I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. A lovely man and a consummate actor. I met him on the movie Alligator (pic) 40 years ago, and then again on BB. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. RIP Bob. pic.twitter.com/HtunD0Fx6g— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 12, 2019
RIP Robert Forster!! A truly class act/ Actor!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) October 12, 2019
Robert Forester: Pam, call me when ya get into town. I’ll take you to my fave place for breakfast. We’ll catch up.......— Pam Grier Ph.D (@PamGrier) October 12, 2019