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Turkel died on Monday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Variety was the primary to report the information.
“So unhappy to share that nice pal and consumer Joe Turkel has handed away,” Chris Carbaugh, a consultant for Turkel, mentioned in an announcement to PEOPLE. “Joe was a lightning bolt and he was very passionate to speak about movies, baseball and life. Each time we spoke he was fast to crack a nasty joke and make me snigger.”
Turkel is greatest identified for his supporting roles in Stanley Kubrick’s movies, The Killing, Paths of Glory and The Shining, by which he performed the ghostly bartender, Lloyd. He additionally starred within the unique 1982 Blade Runner as replicant creator Eldon Tyrell.
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With over 140 movie and TV credit spanning over 4 a long time, Turkel appeared in notable movies, equivalent to King Rat, The Sand Pebbles, and The St. Valentine’s Day Bloodbath.
He additionally appeared in director Bert I. Gordon’s movies, Tormented, The Boy and the Pirates and Village of the Giants. His last movie, The Darkish Aspect of the Moon, premiered in 1990.
For his TV performances, Turkel appeared in episodes of common exhibits, together with The Lone Ranger, S.W.A.T, The Andy Griffith Present, and Miami Vice. Earlier than retiring, his final credit score was a voice function in a 1997 Blade Runner online game spinoff.
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“He was very pleased with being the one actor to do 3 Stanley Kubrick movies and cherished to share his experiences with household, buddies and followers,” Carbaugh advised PEOPLE. “He was an outdated Brooklyn boy and cherished seeing his brother, 2 sons and grandkids.”
Turkel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927 and served below the U.S. Military within the European Theater of Operations throughout World Struggle II.
A consultant advised Selection that earlier than his demise, Turkel had written a memoir titled The Distress of Success, which shall be revealed by his household later this 12 months. Turkel is survived by his two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and brother David Turkel.
“I’ll at all times recognize the time we acquired to spend with this legend,” Carbaugh advised PEOPLE. “Your cash is not any good right here Mr. Turkel…you’ll ALWAYS be extra human than human.”