‘Banyon,’ ‘Last Man Standing’ actor Robert Forster dead at 78

Cast members Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster attend the premiere of "Olympus Has Fallen" in Los Angeles in 2013. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Oct. 12 (UPI) — “Banyon” actor Robert Forster — who can be seen in this weekend’s release “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” — has died at age 78, his publicist said.

Variety reported the “Twin Peaks,” “Jackie Brown” and “The Descendants” star died Friday in Los Angeles after a battle with brain cancer.

“He was brave, he was funny, he was beautiful. And now he’s free,” Forster’s daughter, Kate, said in a statement to NBC News. “He passed peacefully, surrounded by love. We will miss him.”

The Rochester, N.Y., native appeared in about 100 screen projects, including the “Olympus Has Fallen” franchise; films “What They Had,” “Mulholland Drive,” “American Perfekt” and “Medium Cool”; and TV shows “Alcatraz,” “Huff,” “The Grid” and “Karen Sisco.”

Forster also played Bud Baxter — father of Tim Allen’s Mike — on the sitcom, “Last Man Standing.”


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