“The great and beloved Frederic Forrest has died,” Middler tweeted. “Thank you to all of his fans and friends for all their support these last few months. He was a remarkable actor, and a brilliant human being, and I was lucky to have him in my life. “He was at peace.” Fans of the actor took to Twitter to express their sadness over his passing.
The great and beloved Frederic Forrest has died. Thank you to all of his fans and friends for all their support these last few months. He was a remarkable actor, and a brilliant human being, and I was lucky to have him in my life. He was at peace.”— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) June 24, 2023
One wrote, “I’ll never forget his turn as the terrifying Blue Duck on the wonderful series Lonesome Dove. He dominated his scenes. May he rest in peace.” He earned a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year for his performance in the 1972 film “When the Legends Die.” Forrest portrayed Tom Black Bull in that film. The 2016 film “All the King’s Men,” where Forrest played actor Sean Penn’s father, was his last major role. While he was rarely cast as a leading man, he appeared in three other Coppola films — “The Conversation,” “One from the Heart,” and “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.” He is survived by his sister. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
R.I.P. Frederic Forrest, a terrific actor who could believably play Bette Midler’s love interest, a sweet hippie dad, and a vile Neo-Nazi. Coppola understood his malleability better than anyone, giving him the most crucial and ambiguous line in The Conversation. pic.twitter.com/8JQ6b4xvlU— William Friedkin Truths (@LazlosGhost) June 24, 2023