Gunnar Hansen


Age: 68

Icelandic-born actor and writer who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original Texas Chain-Saw Massacre that has become a classic among horror-movie aficionados and spawned a series of sequels (in the 1974 movie, friends visiting their grandfather's house are hunted by Leatherface, a chain-saw wielding maniac), and who also published his book Chain-Saw Confidential in 2013, which gave readers a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made.

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Born: March 4, 1947

Died: November 7, 2015

Northeast Harbor, Maine