Actor Ed Lauter dies of mesothelioma

October 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM

American character actor Ed Lauter whose instantly recognizable face allowed him to work for over fifty years in film and television died from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. He was 74. The veteran actor worked in well over 200 films and television projects. His lean and stern features allowed him to play both thugs and cops in his long and very busy career. The actor had recently been in the 2011 film, The Artist and had completed work in several films yet to be released.

The cancer that killed Lauter was a rare form of the disease that is caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. the actor passed away on Wednesday October 16 according to the actors publicist Mr Edward Lozzi.

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