After starring in over 100 movies, Hollywood’s Billy Drago dies at 73

Billy Drago, the star of the Untouchables and horror film “The Hills Have Eyes”, has died.

The 73-year-old suffered a stroke in Los Angeles, it has been announced.

A former journalist, he moved into acting in the late 1970s and appeared in films such as Cutter’s Way, Windwalker and No Other Love.

He was beginning to make a name for himself on the big screen and later moved on to television.

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He worked on Hill Street Blues and Moonlighting before securing roles in “Walker Texas Ranger” and cult- sci-fi favourite “The X-Files”.

Starting out as a stuntman before getting his big break, he went on to make more than 100 films.

He played parts alongside Chuck Norris in Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection as drug lord Ramon Cota, he impressed in Mysterious Skin.

Drago also loved music and appeared in Michael Jackson’s You Rock My World music video in 2001.

He lost wife Silvana Gallardo, who died in 2012, but is survived by son Darren Burrow, himself an actor.

 

(Ladun Liadi)

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