Is Michael Parks Living or Dead?

Has American actor Michael Parks died? Or is he still alive?

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American actor

Michael Parks is ...

Dead
Born 24 Apr 1940 in Corona
Died 9 May 2017 in Los Angeles
Age77 years
Correction?
Michael Parks
Michael Parks
Photo of Michael Parks as Jim Bronson from the television program Then Came Bronson.

About Michael Parks

Michael Parks (born Harry Samuel Parks; April 24, 1940 – May 9, 2017) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances but was probably best known for his work in his later years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith. Kevin Smith is producing a documentary on Michael's life titled Long Lonesome Highway, The Story of Michael Parks. It stars James Parks, Kurt Russell, Haley Joel Osment, Robert Rodriguez, Leonard Maltin, Mickey Rourke, Justin Long, Wyatt Russell, Mark Frost, and more.

Death

Parks died on May 9, 2017 in his Los Angeles home at the age of 77. The cause of death was not disclosed. He requested a full body burial at sea which his wife attended alone. The public memorial service was held at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

Upon hearing the news, director Kevin Smith posted on his Instagram account "Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever known. I wrote both Red State and Tusk for Parks, I loved his acting so much." he also added, "He was, hands-down, the most incredible thespian I ever had the pleasure to watch perform. And Parks brought out the absolute best in me every time he got near my set." In a Twitter post director Robert Rodriguez referred to Michael Parks as "a true legend".

Films

Michael Parks has worked on the following films:

Red State
2011 film by Kevin Smith
2011
Kill Bill Volume 2
2004 film by Quentin Tarantino
2004
Death Proof
2007 American action thriller slasher film
2007
Planet Terror
2007 film by Robert Rodriguez
2007
Tusk
2014 film by Kevin Smith
2014
From Dusk till Dawn
1996 action crime-horror crossover movie written by Quentin Tarantino
1996
Yoga Hosers
2016 film by Kevin Smith
2016
El Muerto
2007 film by Brian Cox
2007
The Bible: In the Beginning
1966 film by John Huston
1966
Death Wish V: The Face of Death
1994 film by Allan A. Goldstein
1994
Blood Father
2016 film by Jean-François Richet
2016
North Sea Hijack
1979 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1979
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
2000 film by P. J. Pesce
2000
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball
2010 Canadian-American action crime film
2010
Nightmare Beach
1989 film by Umberto Lenzi
1989
The Hitman
1991 film by Aaron Norris
1991
Big Bad Love
2001 film by Arliss Howard
2001
The Happening
1967 film by Elliot Silverstein
1967
The Last Hard Men
1976 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1976
Storyville
1992 film by Mark Frost
1992
Bus Riley's Back in Town
1965 film by Harvey Hart
1965
Breakthrough
1979 war film
1979
Wild Seed
1965 film by Brian G. Hutton
1965
Wicked
1998 American thriller film starring Julia Stiles
1998
Deceiver
1997 film by Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
1997
The Evictors
1979 film by Charles B. Pierce
1979
The Werewolf of Woodstock
1975 film by John Moffitt
1975
Full Tilt Boogie
1997 film by Sarah Kelly
1997
Sorceress
1995 fantasy-horror film
1995
Hard Country
1981 film by David Greene
1981
Niagara, Niagara
1997 film by Bob Gosse
1997
The Return of Josey Wales
1986 film by Michael Parks
1986
Between Friends
1973 film by Donald Shebib
1973
The Listening
2006
The Idol
1966
Spiker
1986 sports drama film
1986
Arizona Heat
1988 film by John G. Thomas
1988