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Texas Chainsaw Massacre actor Gunnar Hansen dies at 68

Texas Chainsaw Massacre actor Gunnar Hansen has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 68.
The star, who played Leatherface in the film, passed away of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine on Saturday (07Nov15).
Hansen was cast to play the masked killer in the first instalment of the film franchise in 1974 and also appeared in The Demon Lover in 1977. However, he did not return to acting until 1988 in Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.
During his hiatus from Hollywood, Hansen focused on his writing career and penned scripts for films, documentary movies and non-fiction books, including Chain Saw Confidential, about the making of the classic horror movie.

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