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Stuntman Terry Richards dies

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Jun 24, 2014 | 6:36am EDT

British stuntman Terry Richards, who famously fought Indiana Jones on the big screen, has died, aged 81. Richards passed away on 14 June (14). His cause of death had not been revealed as WENN went to press. His son, Terry Richards, Jr., tells the BBC, "He was still in good health but he was more ill than he thought... He'd been dragged behind cars, fallen off buildings, shot, punched. He always used to get up, but this time sadly he wasn't getting up." His most famous role was in 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark as a swordsman in Egypt who attempts to coax Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones into a fight. In the iconic scene, Richards' sword display is cut off by a single gun shot from the title character. During his 50-year career, he worked on more than 100 films including nine James Bond movies, Star Wars, The Dirty Dozen and The Princess Bride and doubled for Donald Sutherland, Tom Selleck and Sir Christopher Lee. His last film appearance was in 1997 Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies before he retired in 1999.

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