Sunday, November 8, 2015
Leatherface is gone
Gunnar Hansen, the actor who played terrifying villain Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died.
The Icelandic-born actor, 68, died on Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, US, his agent said.
The 1974 film depicts how five friends visiting their grandfather's country house are hunted by Leatherface and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Hansen's character is "one of the most iconic evil figures in the history of cinema," said agent Mike Eisenstadt.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed and co-written by Tobe Hooper, went on to become a classic slasher film, which features a psychopath murdering several victims.