Grim tidings. He was one of my favourite character actors, synonymous for me with the gritty revisionism of Seventies American Westerns.
He was part of an informal repertory company with the likes of Matt Clark, Bo Hopkins and Geoffrey Lewis, great value as a cold-eyed villain or a grubby gunfighter in a slew of movies like The Culpepper Cattle Company (Kid: "That's a nice horse. What do you call him?" Luke: "You don't put a name on something you might have to eat"), The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.