American actor Harry Dean Stanton has died aged 91

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American actor Harry Dean Stanton has died aged 91
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The sad news that cult American actor Harry Dean Stanton has died aged 91. In a career of over 60 years, he appeared in films including Alien and Godfather Two.

He often played loners and offbeat characters. He was also a talented musician, playing guitar and harmonica and singing with a tenor voice.

He served in the US Navy in the Second World War and fought in the battle of Okinawa. He died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.