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‘Predator’ Star Sonny Landham - Dead at 76

Old 08-18-17, 05:44 PM
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‘Predator’ Star Sonny Landham - Dead at 76

Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” died from congestive heart failure Thursday in Lexington, Ky. He was 76.

The actor, who was part Seminole and part Cherokee, was best known for portraying Native American tracker Billy Sole in Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer “Predator” in 1987. However, he did not appear in the film’s sequels.

Landham’s early work in the 1970s included several X-rated films, but after appearing in Walter Hill’s 1979 street-gang thriller “The Warriors,” Landham often portrayed the tough guy in 1980s films including roles in “Action Jackson” and “Lock Up.” With over 50 acting credits to his name, Landham continued to appear in films through the 1990s.

In 2003, Landham embarked on a brief campaign for the governor of Kentucky, but was unable to secure the Republican Party’s nomination. Landham also ran for the Kentucky State Senate in 2004, and was nominated by Kentucky’s Libertarian party for candidacy in 2008 for one of Kentucky’s seats in the U.S. Senate, although his comments on a political radio show caused the party to rescind his nomination a few days later.

Landham is survived by his son, William, and daughter, Priscilla.


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He was Danny Trejo before Danny Trejo was Danny Trejo.

RIP Billy.



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Didn't even know or remember him in The Warriors. Saw many moons ago. Will have to revisit. RIP.
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RIP.

There's a GofundMe page to help him out recently.
http://www.manlymovie.net/2017/02/so...eeds-help.html

Gentlemen, it looks like Sonny Landham is in a bad way and may need our help.

Last Christmas he was in a bad car accident and had to have his right leg amputated. KC Confidential reported at the time that his car slid off the road and hit a pole and was totalled. Obviously we didn’t know this at the time or it would’ve been updated here.

Now though the news seems to get worse.

This GoFundMe page has emerged saying Landham really is in a bad way, having lost not one but both legs;

Many of you may remember Sonny Landham from the movie “Predator” with Arnold and Jesse Ventura. He is known for his line “We’re all gonna die.” He recently lost both legs from a car accident. His wife then left him and he’s now living in a Holiday Inn Express in Kentucky. He has nothing left.
Sonny and I first met in Oakland, Tn. years ago. We then both traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah together for the Constitution Party National Convention. Sonny is one of us.
I am going to set up a Go Fund Me page for him. Please donate whatever you can.

It’s sad to hear about this and that practically no-one is talking about it. It sounds to me like he’s one step away from being homeless.
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He was in one episode of Miami Vice "Viking Bikers From Hell"

Any links to his pornos ?
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Any links to his pornos ?

Go to "IAFD".
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I remember seeing him at a convention, and he was the textbook definition of sad former star. Just seeing him siting there with no one paying attention to him was hard to look at.
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I remember seeing him at a convention, and he was the textbook definition of sad former star. Just seeing him siting there with no one paying attention to him was hard to look at.
If it helps you any, the guy was a racist, so that may be one of the reasons people avoided him.
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"Abdul, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and rest of the camel jockeys are our enemies," Sonny said. "The answer is air power. We should bomb every man, woman and child in the Muslim countries. They're hiding weapons and breeding terrorists. We need to commence genocide in the region. Islam is not a religion."

When asked how this policy prescription fits with his professed evangelical Christianity, Landham scoffed.

"Un-Christian?" he asked. "Nobody said that after Dresden! They're the enemy. Bomb every house. Then send in the troops to see if anything is left. Who are we kidding? The camel dung shovelers can't even spell 'democracy.'"
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I hate to speak ill of the dead, but the dude was batshit crazy.
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Damn, 76 years old!! I never would have guessed but Predator was a looong time ago now. I feel old
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Wow, this celebrity death barely made a blip. I didn't see until today that he died. I was bored at work and looking up movies directed by Peter Yates. That took me to "An Innocent Man" which I really enjoyed which also reminded me of Lock Up. And I remember Sonny being a beast of a man and great villain in that one. Then I saw he was dead. Dang.

I read one article that said he was homeless last year? Sad end to one of my favorite characters in Predator.
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