'The Longest Yard' actor Ed Lauter dies at 74

ANI
18 October 2013

Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): Veteran character actor, Ed Lauter, passed away at his home in West Hollywood on Wednesday. He was 74.

According to the late actor's publicist, Lauter died from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos, Contactmusic reported.

Lauter, who was highly praised for his chameleon acting abilities, was known for his 'The Longest Yard' role in which he played Burt Reynold's nemesis, an aggressive prison guard.

He recently starred in 'The Artist' as the butler to a Hollywood star, played by Berenice Bejo. (ANI)

What to read next

Become a Part of the Official Clinton Campaign

Add your name to join the official Clinton campaign and become a part of history.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

You'll Love This Disney Movie Club Offer!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

1 Simple Thing "Fight Diabetes" - (watch)

Dr. Advice to help "Fight Diabetes" is simple. See the 1 simple thing Doctors recommend you do at home daily. (watch video)

Argosy University℠, Washington DC

Prepare for the Future You Want. Earn Your Master's or Doctoral Degree in Psychology, Business or Education at AU, Washington DC. Apply Now!

Starwood Credit Card

Turn Starpoints® into Airline Miles On Over 150 Airlines! Terms Apply.