Oscar nominated actor Robert Forster has died at the age of 78 in NY most recently he became famous for role of Ed Galbraith, or The Disappearer on Breaking Bad and on the recently streamed El Camino. He was at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, including his four children and partner Denise Grayson. Social media is flooded with messages for the veteran actor. "A lovely man and a consummate actor", and he recalled meeting Forster on the movie "Alligator" almost four decades ago.
Forster's last movie was a reprisal of hisBreaking Bad character, Ed, in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which was released on Netflix the same day as his death.More news: Steelers QB Mason Rudolph remains in concussion protocol
Jackie Brown co-stars Samuel L Jackson and Pam Grier were among those to pay tribute.
Born in Rochester, New York, Forster, a member of Triple Nine Society, graduated from the University of Rochester and then moved to New York City, where he was quickly cast in the Broadway production Mrs. He would be cast in that show, that fellow student would become his wife with whom he had three daughters, and it would start him on a new trajectory as an actor.More news: Xi, Modi meet to promote China-India mutual learning for shared prosperity
After starting out his career with roles in such movies as Reflections in a Golden Eye (opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando) and Medium Cool, Forster headlined a pair of short-lived TV series, NBC's Banyon and then ABC's Nakia. It was an early high point that he would later say was the beginning of a "27-year slump".
After starring in two failed TV series, Forster's once-promising career went into a steady decline as he began accepting lead and supporting parts in exploitation and horror films such as 1978's Avalanche, 1980's Alligator, 1983's Vigilante. and as the heavy opposite Chuck Norris in 1986's The Delta Force.More news: Goldman Reviewing Involvement in Chinese AI Firm's IPO
"I had four kids, I took any job I could get", he said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune past year.