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Richard Farnsworth

actor

Richard Farnsworth is ...

Dead

Born 1 September 1920 in Los Angeles
Died 6 October 2000 in Lincoln
Age 80 years, 1 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name Richard William Farnsworth
Manner of death suicide
Occupation actor, television actor and film actor
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Academy Award for Best Actor

About Richard Farnsworth

Richard W. Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman. He is best known for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982), for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, Anne of Green Gables (1985), Misery (1990), and The Straight Story (1999), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. His sudden death followed a long struggle with prostate cancer.

About Death

On October 6, 2000, after a long battle with metastatic prostate cancer, Farnsworth committed suicide by shooting himself at his ranch. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles in the Columbarium of Purity (N-63294) beside his wife, Margaret née Hill (1919–1985).