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Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

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Actor Harry Dean Stanton arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the film "Into the Wild," Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Actor Harry Dean Stanton arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the film "Into the Wild," Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91.

Stanton's agent John S. Kelly says the actor died Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kelly said Stanton died of natural causes, but gave no further details.

The shambling, craggy-face performer had a decades-long career that included memorable turns in "Alien," ''Paris, Texas," ''Cool Hand Luke" and many other films and TV shows.

Stanton was also almost always cast as a crook, a codger, an eccentric or a loser.

He appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows in a career dating to the mid-1950s.

Recently he reunited with his frequent collaborator David Lynch in Showtime's "Twin Peaks: The Return," and stars with Lynch in the upcoming film "Lucky."

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