M. Emmet Walsh Dies: ‘Blade Runner’ & ‘The Jerk’ Actor Was 88

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Longtime character actor M. Emmet Walsh has died at the age of 88. The actor, known for his roles in films like Knives Out, My Best Friend’s WeddingBlade RunnerThe JerkRomeo + Juliet, and more, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday, March 19.

Walsh’s manager, Sandy Joseph, said he died at Kerbs Memorial Hospital in St. Albans, Vermont, per Entertainment Tonight.