November 29, 2022

James Winburn, the actor, director, and stunt man greatest recognized for being the stunt double for Michael Myers within the unique Halloween, has died at age 85, Leisure Weekly experiences. Winburn handed away November nineteenth following an undisclosed sickness.

Whereas Nick Fortress portrayed Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s traditional horror movie, Winburn donned the masks for the killer’s extra bodily scenes. He did stunt work in additional than 70 movies, together with Carpenter’s Escape From New York, the unique TRON, and Dennis Hopper’s police drama Colours. 

Winburn acted in movie and tv as nicely, together with within the TV sequence Cagney & Lacey and Hunter and Robert Aldrich’s 1977 movie, The Choirboys. As a director, Winburn helmed 1988’s Evil Altar, 1991’s The Dying Service provider, and 1993’s Miami Seaside Cops.

Simply final month, Winburn appeared on the For the Love of Horror conference within the UK. Monopoly Occasions, which organizes the conference, mourned Winburn on Twitter November twenty first.

“James was an absolute pleasure to work and shared some superb tales with everybody over the weekend,” the group stated. “Our honest condolences exit to his household, buddies and followers.”

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