Brian Dennehy Passes Away at 81

by Rob Caprilozzi

Sad news to report today as veteran Hollywood actor Brian Dennehy has passed away at age 81.

The Connecticut native has appeared in a slew of films including First Blood, Cocoon, Silverado, Semi-Tough, Tommy Boy, Alleged, Legal Eagles and Gladiator. He made numerous appearances on television series as well such as Kojak, Serpico, M*A*S*H, Dallas, Knots Landing, Dynasty, Miami Vice, Just Shoot Me, 30 Rock, Rules of Engagement and The Blacklist.

While his work in horror wasn’t often, he still made a lasting impact on the genre. In 1992 he gave a chilling performance as serial killer John Wayne Gacy in To Catch a Killer. The two-episode TV mini-series earned Dennehy a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1992. The actor went on to win an American Television Award in 1993 as well as being nominated for a Gemini Award.

We here at Horror News Network would like to pass our sincere condolences to his family.

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