Variety is reporting that actor Roy Scheider has passed away at age 75.
Roy Scheider, who was Oscar nominated for “The French Connection” and for “All That Jazz,” but best known for his role as the fearless police chief in “Jaws,” died Sunday at 75.
Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock a hospital spokesman said. The hospital did not release his cause of death, but he had been diagnosed with myeloma in 2004 and subsequently underwent a bone marrow transplant.
[His films include] “Blue Thunder,” “2010,” “52 Pick-Up,” and “The Russia House.” He had a recurring role on “SeaQuest DSV” and appeared on TV shows including “Third Watch” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”
He also appeared in “The Peacekeeper,” “Red Serpent,” “The Punisher” and “The Rainmaker.” In his last role, he played a policeman in the film “Iron Cross.”