Hollywood mourns loss of actor Robert Forster

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Hollywood continues to mourn the death of actor Robert Forster. He died at the age of 78 as his latest project, "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,'' was released in theaters and began streaming on Netflix.

Forster died of brain cancer at his Los Angeles home on Friday.

"I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Robert Forster,'' said Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad'' and "El Camino.''

"My god. I had the privilege of knowing this beautiful man and working along side of him. A true gentleman that loved to act. I love you my
friend. Thank you for loving me. You are and always will be a legend.''

"So saddened to hear of the passing of Robert Forster,'' actor Lou Diamond Phillips tweeted. "I had the immense privilege of working with him twice and, even more so, of being his friend. He stood for what is best in our industry; Grace, Class, Respect for his fellow artists. He will always be an inspiration. RIP.''


Forster appeared in more than 100 films, beginning with the 1967 drama "Reflections in a Golden Eye.'' He starred in the critically acclaimed 1969 drama "Medium Cool.'' Other film credits included the best picture Oscar nominee "The Descendants,'' "Olympus Has Fallen'' and its sequel, "London Has Fallen.''

Forster also appeared in two projects directed by David Lynch -- the 2001 film "Mulholland Drive'' and 2017 Showtime version of "Twin Peaks.''

Forster's other television credits included the title roles in the 1972-73 NBC period detective drama "Banyon'' and 1974 ABC police drama
"Nakia.'' He also had a recurring role as the father of Tim Allen's character on the ABC comedy "Last Man Standing.''

In "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,'' Forster reprised his "Breaking Bad'' role of Ed Galbraith, a vacuum repairman who specializes in
relocating people running from the law, giving them new identities for a hefty fee.

"Breaking Bad'' star Bryan Cranston called Forster "a lovely man and a consummate actor.''

"I met him on the movie Alligator 40 years ago, and then again on BB,'' Cranston tweeted. "I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood.''