Stuart Whitman: Western legend has died

Stuart Whitman (1928-2020) is dead. The actor died on Monday at the age of 92 with his family in his home in Montecito, California. This was confirmed by his son Justin to the US celebrity portal "TMZ". "Old Hollywood" lost another star, he said. "We were so proud of him for his roles in TV and film and that he was nominated for an Oscar. But what we will remember forever is his exuberant love for his family and friends." Some time ago, according to "TMZ", Whitman was diagnosed with skin cancer that later spread throughout his bloodstream.

Whitman played in over 150 productions. He gained fame in the 1960s and 1970s primarily through his appearances in Westerns. In 1961 he played in "The Comancheros" alongside John Wayne (1907-1979). In the same year he took the lead in the drama "Branded" and was rewarded with an Oscar nomination. In 1998, Whitman was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His last appearance was in 2000 in the TV film "The President's Man". He was married three times and in 1993 he went to the altar with his third wife. Five children emerged from previous marriages.