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Rest in Peace: Michael Sarrazin

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The Hollywood Reporter

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/they-shoot-horses-dont-they-179467

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Michael SarrazinActor Michael Sarrazin, whose roles in the genre have ranged from The Creature in the 1973 TV movie “Frankenstein: The True Story” to a small supporting part in FeardotCom, has passed away in Montreal after a brief battle with cancer. He was 70.

Aside from the aforementioned appearances, along with a few more on TV’s “The Outer Limits” and “Poltergeist: The Legacy”, Sarrazin was best known (and beloved) by horror fans for his portrayal of the titular character in director J. Lee Thompson’s 1975 classic The Reincarnation of Peter Proud. In the non-genre realm, Sarrazin’s greatest acclaim came for his performance opposite Jane Fonda in Sydney Pollack’s Depression era-set They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?.

Sarrazin was born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin in Quebec City in 1940. “Michael was one of the most talented, generous and committed actors I have ever worked with,” George Mihalka, who directed Sarrazin in 1993’s La Florida, told the Montreal Gazette. “He never stopped surprising me with his wit, charm and, above all, his humility and simple decency.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our deepest condolences to Michael Sarrazin’s friends, family, and constituents. RIP, Mr. Sarrazin — You will be missed indeed.

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