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Irwin Keyes, Horror Film Actor Who Appeared on 'The Jeffersons,' Dies

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By    |   Thursday, 09 Jul 2015 01:06 PM

Actor Irwin Keyes, best known for his horror movies roles and also his part on television’s “The Jeffersons,” died Wednesday. He was 63.

Keyes’s niece, Rene Galarza, first announced his death on Facebook, according to Variety:

“It’s with deep sympathy that I’m writing this post. Early this morning my family was informed that our beloved uncle, brother, teammate, and friend, Irwin Keyes, has had his last curtain call. He is now an angel for us all and will be watching down. Our family wishes to thank all of you who have been a part of his life. He will be missed very much.”

Keyes reportedly suffered from acromegaly, a pituitary gland disorder, according to Variety.

On June 22, the actor updated his profile picture on Facebook and noted in the comments, in all caps, that he was “Getting better every day!!!!”

Keyes most recently appeared in “Dahmer vs. Gacy” in 2009. He was known for his role on “The Jeffersons,” and in the classic “The Warriors,” but also appeared in “The Exterminator,” “The Flintstones,” and “Intolerable Cruelty.”

Rob Zombie, who worked with Keyes on “House of 1000 Corpses,” posted on Facebook:
 

I have just heard the terrible news that our friend Irwin Keyes has passed away. Irwin was a cool guy and a big part of the House of 1000 Corpses family. He will be missed by us all.

Posted by Rob Zombie on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Many others who worked with him over the years also went online to share their thoughts on his passing:




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