Fred Thompson Has Died At The Age of 73. There is a vast ocean of actors out there, in the sea of films and television episodes you’ve seen throughout your life. Faces come and go, some are never to be seen again, others appear and reappear over the course of years of you watching things. Some of these actors have wanted to act since they were little kids, and are now doing it, and its amazing. Others never got there, and were tossed aside, with the rest of the hopeless actors in town. Faces come and go, and every now and then, its time to appreciate the ones who lasted, who made an impression, who we recognize worked hard at what they do, successful or not.
Fred Thompson has died of lymphoma at the age of 73. You may ask yourself at first, “who?”, and you’d be forgiven. Fred Thompson was another one of those faces that came and went, that appeared and reappeared in various films and television episodes. You know the face, but probably never knew the name. Well, now he has passed away, and a small moment of gratitude and reflection might be in order.
I remember Thompson from things like Die Hard 2 (1990), Cape Fear (1991), In The Line of Fire (1993), and most recently, Sinister (2012). He always made an impression, and I’m thankful for his contribution to these things that I love.
His family released a public statement. It reads, “It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family.”
Rest in Peace.
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