Character actor James Gammon died this morning, Fri, July 16, of cancer.
Gammon's gravelly voice and rugged features made him a natural for many Westerns including SILVERADO, CONAGHER and most recently, APPALOOSA. In the latter film, playing a town elder, he was hardly recogniziable.
His wife, Nancy, said that Jimmy would be cremated and hopes to have a memorial at the Met Theatre in Hollywood within the month.
I worked with him many years ago on a small film and he was just a nice fella.