US actor Robert Forster dies aged 78

epa07914761 (FILE) - US actor and cast member Robert Forster arrives for the premiere of the film 'Damsel' at the ArcLight Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 13 June 2018 (reissued 12 October 2019). Oscar-nominated US actor Robert Forster died on 11 October 2019 at the age of 78, media reported on 12 October 2019. EPA-EFE/PAUL BUCK

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Actor Robert Forster, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, has died in Los Angeles aged 78.

The actor, born in Rochester, New York state, died on Friday of brain cancer.

It happened on the same day that El Camino, a film in which he had a role and which is based on the TV series Breaking Bad was broadcast on Netflix.

Forster also appeared in the Breaking Bad TV series as well as David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks.

He was best known for his roles in the latter part of his career following his appearance in Jackie Brown.

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