Harry Dean Stanton, "Twin Peaks" and "Repo Man" Star, Dies at 91

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He was also an accomplished musician, performing regularly with The Harry Dean Stanton Band.

Director Lynch will be familiar to movie fans for his acting roles - he played Arthur Leigh Allen in Zodiac, Norm Gunderson in Fargo, Twisty the Clown in American Horror Story, and a whole host of other classics.

A lifelong bachelor, Stanton was born in Irvine on July 14, 1926.

We could see in The Godfather II and Coup de coeur de Francis Ford Coppola, Alien - the eighth passenger of Ridley Scott, The last temptation of Christ of Martin Scorsese, She's so lovely, and Alpha Dog by Nick Cassavetes, ... He later told the Los Angeles Times he was "finally playing the part I wanted to play".

Entertainment Weekly revealed that Stanton never got married, but in a 2006 interview, he was asked if he had children.

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He was 56 years old when Wim Wenders offers him the role of his life in Paris, Texas, a road-movie in which he played a man who suddenly returns after four years of wandering. "Goodbye, Harry Dean. Rest in peace", tweeted John Carpenter, who directed Stanton in "Escape from NY". A statement from the filmmakers following his death said, "We lost a legend today with the passing of Harry Dean Stanton". His last role was in the movie Lucky which was yet to be relaeased later this month.

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Twin Peaks creator David Lynch were among the names of film and TV to lead tributes to Stanton.

Lynch, a continuous teammate with the performer in ventures like "Wild on the most fundamental level" and the current reboot of "Twin Peaks", said in an announcement after Stanton's demise that "Everybody cherished him".

Longtime Character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at 91. "There's nobody like Harry Dean", Lynch said Friday evening, joining a chorus of praise for the actor. "You are really going to be missed Harry Dean!" Stanton joked that roles most successful Hopper had been declined by him (Blue Velvet and Hoosiers). He studied journalism and radio at the University of Kentucky before moving to California to flawless his craft at the Pasadena Playhouse. "Can't imagine telling him to rest", tweeted director Joss Whedon after the news broke.

His long list of cast credits included roles in TV series ranging from "Gunsmoke" to "Big Love".

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