James Winburn, the renowned Hollywood actor and stuntman, passed away this weekend. Read on to know how did James Winburn die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Winburn was best known for playing Michael Myers in the original 1978 horror movie Halloween. He was 85 years old. Tributes have emerged for the late actor who was loved by many across the globe.
Who was James Winburn?
James “Jim” Winburn was an American actor and stuntman who was an integral part of Hollywood. He appeared in 1978’s Halloween as the masked knife-wielding Michael Myers and was shot six times by Dr. Samuel Loomis. He also fell over the balcony before vanishing.
Winburn also reprised his role as Michael in the horror movie’s 1981 sequel Halloween II. His stunt acts were also present in ‘80s Escape from New York, Colors, TRON, The Night Stalker, Glory, and The Couch Trip.
He was an integral part of the industry when it came to action movies during his era. Winburn spent around five decades in Hollywood and used to share his experiences after retirement.
How did James Winburn die?
James Winburn died this past weekend at his home after suffering from an unannounced illness. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Monopoly Events, who featured Winburn in one of their fan conventions last month confirmed the tragic news of his passing.
“We are extremely sad to learn of the passing of James Winburn, who joined us for @ftlohorror last month,” Monopoly Events wrote on Twitter today.
“James was an absolute pleasure to work and shared some amazing stories with everyone over the weekend. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and fans. #RIP.”
Monster-Mania Con, a semi-annual horror film fan convention, also paid respect to the late actor.
“Sad to learn of the passing of James Winburn today,” the fan convention wrote on Facebook.
“James was an absolute pleasure to work with and we had hoped to see him again for our show in Oaks, PA but sadly a health issue prevented that.
“James was always appreciative of the Halloween fans and truly enjoyed meeting everyone. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.”
James Winburn dead at 85: What was his cause of death?
James Winburn died this past week at the age of 85. The exact date, time, and manner of his death are unknown at the time of writing. As per the reports, he passed away due to an unannounced illness that he was suffering from for a long time.
In the past few years, James had missed a number of events and fan conventions across the United States due to health issues. His health was deteriorating severely over time. Unfortunately, he left the world this week.
We are trying to reach out to his representatives and people close to him in order to gather more information surrounding his death. We will update this section later.
Tributes Pour in for James “Jim” Winburn
Tributes have appeared on social media for James “Jim” Winburn who was a famous Hollywood actor and stuntman. A number of celebs, event organizers, and fans paid respect to James Winburn
The funeral arrangements of James Winburn are reportedly pending at this time. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.