Roger Hill Dies: 'The Warrior' Actor Was 65

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 02:59 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Actor Roger Hill, known for his memorable role in the cult classic film "The Warriors," has died. He was 65.

The Bronx-born actor died in his native New York City last Thursday. The cause of death was not released by the family.

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Aside from playing the role of charismatic gang leader Cyrus in "The Warriors," Hill acted in just five other television and film roles during over his two-decade career. He primarily focused on stage acting. 

The screen acting roles included a brief stint on the soap opera "One Life to Live" from 1983 to 1984, where he played the character of Alex Lowndes, and recurring roles on the early '80s TV miniseries "The Leatherstocking Tales."

Hill starred in numerous Off Broadway productions, including "Hamlet," "No Place to Be Somebody," and "The Fabulous Miss Marie," reported.

Hill retired from acting in 1985 and went on to write poetry while reportedly working as a part-time librarian. Hill was one of the first students in Frank Silvera's Writers’ Workshop, according to

Hill made headlines in 2005 when he filed a $250,000 lawsuit against the video game company Rockstar Games for using his voice and depicting him in a video game based on his "Warriors" character, according to Variety. What came of the suit is unclear. 

Hill is survived by his son Chris Hill, who is a film editor.

In January 2013, the man responsible for writing "The Warriors," author Sol Yurick, died in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Yurick, a lifelong Marxist and social activist whose writings painted a gritty picture of New York City living in the '60s and '70s, died due to complications of lung cancer. He was 87.

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