An action-movie actor known for his co-starring roles in “Predator” and “48 Hours” has died. The AP reports that Sonny Landham died Thursday in a hospital in Lexington, Ky., of congestive heart failure. He was 76.
“Landham was a brawny, deep-voiced actor and stunt man who played a bit part in Walter Hill’s 1979 street-gang thriller ‘The Warriors’ before the director cast him as the trigger-happy criminal Billy Bear in 1982’s ’48 Hrs,'” the story reports. “Landham, who was part Cherokee and Seminole, was perhaps most known for playing the Native American tracker Billy Sole in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film ‘Predator.'”
Landham reportedly moved into the mainstream movie business after a stint in the porn industry in the 1970s. He went on to appear in about 50 movies, including “Southern Comfort” and “Poltergeist.”
Here’s a short video from YouTube about Landham’s health issues that includes footage of Landham earlier this year delivering his “Predator” catchphrase, “We are all gonna die” …