Actor James Winburn, who played Michael Myers in the original 1978 Halloween film, has died aged 85.He was Myers when Dr Loomis shot him six times and caused him to fall of the balcony in the classic movie.
James returned as psychotic Michael Myers in 1981 sequel Halloween II, and was credited for stunts in acclaimed films including Escape From New York, Tron, Colors, The Night Stalker, Glory and The Couch Trip.
James is believed to have passed over the weekend from an undisclosed health issue, but his passing only emerged on Monday. A sad loss for showbusiness: Actor James Winburn, who played Michael Myers in the original 1978 Halloween film, has died aged 85.
Seen in 2013 in Las Vegas So scary: A shot from the blockbuster film that spawned many sequels Monopoly Events, which last month featured James in its For the Love of Horror fan convention, paid tribute to him on Twitter.The company said on Monday: 'We are extremely sad to learn of the passing of James Winburn, who joined us for @ftlohorror last month. 'James was an absolute pleasure to work and shared some amazing stories with everyone over the weekend.Read more on dailymail.co.uk