Stuntman Hoy dies

Hoy, best known for his adrenaline-fuelled shoots with horses in western movies Bonanza and The High Chaparral, passed away last week (08Feb10) after a battle with cancer.

Performing stunts until he was in his late 70s, Hoy appeared in more than 150 films, including Spartacus and The Defiant Ones.

He went on to set up the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures, which represents those working in the stunt industry.

Hoy is survived by his wife Kiva and a son, Christopher.