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Sonny Landham Dies: 'Predator,' '48 Hrs' Actor Was 76

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Sonny Landham starred in 1987's "Predator." (Rex Features via AP Images)

Friday, 18 August 2017 07:31 PM

Action movie star Sonny Landham, who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," died Thursday at 76 of congestive heart failure.

Landham's sister, Dawn Boehler, said the actor died at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital, The Associated Press reported. 

Landham was a brawny, deep-voiced actor and stunt man who played a bit part in Walter Hill's 1979 street-gang thriller "The Warriors" before the director cast him as the trigger-happy criminal Billy Bear in 1982's "48 Hrs."

Landham, who was part Cherokee and Seminole, was perhaps most known for playing the Native American tracker Billy Sole in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Predator."

Landham entered the movie business after working in pornography in the '70s. Later in life, he attempted brief and unsuccessful political campaigns.

He's survived by his son, William, and daughter, Priscilla.

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Action movie star Sonny Landham, who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," died Thursday at 76 of congestive heart failure.
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