Star of ‘The Equalizer’ Dies

Nov 16, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The star of "The Equalizer," which was on CBS from the mid-to-the-late 1980s, has died, the U.K. publication The Mirror reports.

British actor Edward Woodward was 79 when he passed away this past weekend. Woodward had been hospitalized and was suffering from a variety of illnesses, including pneumonia. On the big screen, Woodward was a major star in "Breaker Morant" and "The Wicker Man."

In "The Equalizer" Woodward played former secret agent Robert McCall. Woodward won a Golden Globe Best Actor Award in 1987 for playing the part.

— Allison J. Waldman


  1. He will be missed. The Jag he drove, his absolute coolness in ‘The Equalizer’ was worth the time to watch every episode. Apparently there’s going to be a movie based on the series so we’re looking forward to that if it happens. Rest well Mr. Woodward.

  2. He was such a wonderful actor. I loved him especially in Breaker Morant, my all time favorite movie. I one time wrote him a fan letter when he was on The Equalizer and he graciously wrote back.

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