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Martin Landau Also Passed Away This Weekend

What a horrible weekend as we’ve not only lost the great George A. Romero but TMZ is reporting that Martin Landau has passed away as well.

Martin died at 1:30 PM PT Saturday at UCLA Medical Center after a short hospitalization where he suffered unexpected complications. He was 89.

Landau had been a cartoonist before starting his acting career in the ’50s. He appeared in nearly 200 films and TV shows during his lustrous career and worked until his death, explains the site.

Outside of starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and Cleopatra, one role many Bloody Disgusting readers will remember is that of Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s 1994 Ed Wood, which landed him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

He also appeared in several genre television offerings from “The Twilight Zone” (pictured below) to “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The X-Files”.

We send our thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.



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22 Comments
  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Now I’m really down. Landau was always the main lure in my repeat viewings of Ed Wood. RIP.

    • stickytroll

      And I hope he still is! RIP

  • pumkinheadfan VHS Forever!

    He will always be remembered as Mr. Rolland Hand to me! RIP Mr, Landau

  • Munchie

    “I’m planning on dying soon.” RIP

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      To late for a trade?

  • Bloodkry

    This is such a heart breaking day. Rest in peace Martin and thank you for the memories.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Why not just piss on his face? ‘Martin Landau Also Passed Away This Weekend’? Is he a fucking side note?

    • Darkknight2149

      Now that you mention it, the word “also” kind of does make it sound like a side note. Almost like – “Hey, the legendary George Romero passed this weekend, but did you know this other guy named Landau also passed?” He should probably take that out of the title.

      Rest in peace, Martin Landau (who is very much distinguished in his own right).

    • Satanzilla

      I don’t mind if I do now that you mention it … ZZZZIIIPPP ….

  • Schwifty

    He’s most well-known to the younger crowd as Bela Lugosi in ED WOOD. Some of us older folk remember him better from “Mission: Impossible” and “Space: 1999”.

    • Darren Kerr

      We certainly do.

  • Darkknight2149

    Damn.

  • El_Fez

    A moment for Commander Koenig. . . . .

    • jacobia

      Loved ‘Space 1999’…thanks for the memories, Martin, R.I.P.

  • Travis Ignaffo

    Another screen legend gone and the movie/tv world is a lot less brighter due to this weekends very sad and unfortunate deaths. RIP

  • umaneo

    Two greats lost.

  • mudsharkbites

    From George A. Romero’s “Martin” (my favorite Romero movie) to Martin Landau the headlines gut-punched me today. Loved him in “The Outer Limits” too.

  • KSE1977

    I actually enjoyed him in Edtv. He was a great actor. RIP to him and condolences to his daughter Juliette.

  • Joe Brick (TGOL)

    This was a horror week, RIP Martin Landau.

  • Travis_Bickle

    Very Sad. He was awesome in Ed Wood. RIP.

  • Grimphantom

    I didn’t know he was also a cartoonist! It’s sad to see another horror icon passed away but still he had a good life also remembering him as Bela was amazing what he did.

  • Satanzilla

    PULL THE STRINGS! PULL THE STRINGS!

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