Rod Taylor, died at home in Los Angeles on January 7th at the age of 84. A strong leading man, he played many notable roles through his career including Johnny in the Sean O’Casey biopic Young Cassidy in 1965.
He played alongside many other great actors in notable films such as Giant, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Birds and Zabriskie Point.
Announcing his death Rod’s daughter Felicia Taylor said in a statement:
“My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion – calling it an honorable art and something he couldn’t live without.”
Further obituaries and articles,
- The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian actor Rod Taylor dies aged 84
- The Washington Post, Rod Taylor, virile leading man of “The Birds” and other dramas, dies at 84
- LA Times, Rod Taylor dies at 84; actor starred in ‘The Birds,’ ‘Time Machine’
- The Hollywood Reporter, Rod Taylor: An Appreciation of the Under-Appreciated