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‘Midnight Express’ and ‘American Graffiti’ actor Bo Hopkins dies at 80


Actor Bo Hopkins, best known for his performance in “American Graffiti”, has died. He was 80 years old. Hopkins’ death was confirmed on the actor’s official website, Variety reported.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bo. Bo loved hearing from his fans around the world and although he has not been able to respond to all emails over the past few years, it was appreciated hearing from each of you,” a statement on the website read.

Hopkins made his feature film debut as “Crazy Lee” in the iconic 1969 western “The Wild Bunch.” He was then hired by director Sam Peckinpah for another supporting role as a bank robber in “The Getaway” (1972). “White Lightning” (1973), “Posse” (1975), “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing” (1973) and “Midnight Express” (1978) are Hopkins’ other notable projects.

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Prior to acting, Hopkins had served in the United States Army. He joined the US Army at the age of 16.

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