"Blue Velvet" actor Dean Stockwell dies at 85

Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Actor Dean Stockwell breathed his last on Sunday. He was well known for films like "Blue Velvet '' and "Quantum Leap". According to one of his family friends, Jay D. Schwartz,'Dean died of natural causes at his home.'

An actor with Golden Globe and Oscar in hand, Stockwell appeared in famous films such as Air Force One, Married to the Mob, The Rainmaker etc. At his sad demise, Max Dexter twitter,' Ah! That is a real shame. Dean Stockwell was of course fabulous in films like 'Quantum Leap", but I will always think of 'Paris,Texas' first. A classy presence, on screens big and small.'

'He became a friend and a mentor and we grew very close over the next five, very intense years. Dean was such a passionate man.....about life, his works, his art, his family, all kinds of causes, people, music, the planet, cigars, golf and on and on!',he added.

Interestingly, Dean Stockwell's Oscar nominations had come two years before, for best supporting role in Married to the Mob. In his triby, Dean's representative told the media,'In recent years, and between jobs, he has devoted himself to making art and has exhibited in the US under his full name, Robert Dean Stockwell. '

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