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“Licence to Kill” Actor Frank McRae’s Cause of Death Revealed


“Licence to Kill” and “Last Action Hero” actor and professional football player Frank McRae’s cause of death was announced after he passed away on April 29 at the age of 80. RIP.

his daughter-in-law confirmed the heartbreaking news, reporting that Frank McRae took his last breath in Santa Monica, California.

Born in 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, the star played college football at Tennessee State University and later entered the NFL, where he starred as a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears as well as the Los Angeles Rams before kicking off his acting career.

Actor Frank McRae's cause of death was announced after he passed away on April 29

Actor Frank McRae’s first official role was in the TV movie Snatched in 1973. He later became a character actor in multiple great-budget films. Also, he is well known on the genre front, for his role in the 1989 James Bond movie, License to Kill, where he appeared in the role of Sharkey, a fisherman who was close friends with Bond (Timothy Dalton) and Felix Leiter (David Hedison) and paying the price for it at the end.

He leaves behind his son, Marcellus, daughter-in-law Suzanne, and three grandchildren including Camden, Jensen, and Holden.

There is no report about Frank McRae’s funeral service but donations in his memory will be made to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which is an orphan elephant saving and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya.

What is Actor Frank McRae’s Cause of Death?

Sources revelead that Frank McRae’s cause of death relates to his health condition and he reportedly died as a result of a heart attack.

Beloved Frank played Reed Youngblood, a grinning inmate who supports Warren Oates’ titular John Dillinger escape, in the 1973 gangster film “Dillinger.” McRae additionally played in many other famous films, such as:

  • 48 Hrs.
  • Red Dawn
  • Hard Times
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation
  • Loaded Weapon
  • Used Cars.

He was not tied down to only playing serious characters and authority figures, although McRae was also starred in comedies like “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” “Batteries Not Included” and “Used Cars.” He even mocked his role in “48 Hours” by playing in 1993’s “Last Action Hero” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Reactions to Passing of Actor Frank McRae

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, however, fans kindly remember memories and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank McRae’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on this hard time. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; If you have any related information about McRae’s passing, please share it with us.

Soon after the tragic news released, many of Frank’s close friends and sad fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes and posting his photos:

A user wrote, “So sad to hear of Frank Mcrae’s death. He was 80. R.I.P Frank. All sympathies to his family and friends. Love him as Sharkey in Licence To Kill. #FrankMcrae#JamesBond

Another said, “R.I.P the irreplaceable Frank McRae – 1944 – 2021. Such a wonderful actor who elevated every scene & movie he appeared in”

A fan also tweeted, “RIP #FrankMcRae. A brilliantly versatile actor and professional American Football player, who appeared in countless great movies in the 1980s and 1990s. Everything from Sci-Fi to Action, Drama and Comedy. Best known to #JamesBond Fans as Sharkey in #LicenceToKill (1989).”

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