Actor Roy Scheider dies at 75

Roy Scheider, a two-time Oscar nominee who was best known for his role as the police chief in “Jaws,” died Feb. 10 of undisclosed causes at the U. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was 75.

He had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2004 and subsequently underwent a bone marrow transplant.

The square-jawed actor worked as a New York actor onstage and in films, TV and soaps, but enjoyed his first breakthrough in 1971, when he played a pimp in “Klute” and a cop in “The French Connection,” for which he earned his first Oscar nom.

(Source: Variety)

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