Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 08/17/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
DALLAS -- Canadian actor August Schellenberg, who starred in the Free Willy films, has died at his Dallas home after a fight with lung cancer. He was 77.
The actor's agent, Jamie Levitt, says Schellenberg died Thursday surrounded by his family.
Schellenberg appeared in numerous television roles and was in all three Free Willy movies. In 2007, he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role as Chief Sitting Bull in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Levitt says one of Schellenberg's last notable works was in 2012, playing the lead in Shakespeare's King Lear in an all-Canadian cast in at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
She described Schellenberg as a loving family man and an iconic Canadian actor.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 17, 2013 G2
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Artwork's searing images focus on Falun Gong misery
Winnipeg writer Tefs dead at 66
Fringe play back after hasty retreat
God is a Scottish Drag Queen returns to Winnipeg
Exhibition of Falun Gong art part of Peace Days
Listerine heir's estate could fetch $100 million
WAG offers chance to explore modern homes
RRC hosting touring art exibit touring about Falun Gong
Self-guided tour highlights Winnipeg's modern architecture
Two exhibitions of female artists explore natural cycles and human impact
Local comedian Chantel Marostica opening for Russell Peters