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Horror Films Stunt Actor James Winburn Passed Away

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We are so sorry to announce that the famous stunt actor who played in several horror films you surely watched, James Winburn passed away at the age of 85, on November 20, 2022.

May beloved James sleep well. We send our deepest sympathies to his loved ones, family, friends, and fans during this hard period. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to James Winburn?,” So if you have any related information about his passing, please share it with us.

One of his fans shared the tragic news in a statement posted on Twitter and attached a video of the actor’s photos; he wrote, “The Legend Mr. Jim Winburn, who told me to make Horror films has passed away. These are for you, sir… Rest In Peace…”

James “Jim” Winburn was a stuntman and pal of John Carpenter. He came to fame for staring as Michael Myers in the original Halloween when Dr. Loomis shot him 6 times and forced him to fall off the balcony.

According to his relatives, this artist was so patient and kind, and his smile always brightened the circles. Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, but fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

The unforgettable star is also remembered for playing in Escape from New York (1981), Colors (1988), and TRON (1982).

A stuntman with a prolific resume performing in films for 40 years, Jim Winburn is possibly well known for his stunt work in the films TRON and HALLOWEEN (1978). He has additionally worked on:

  • The John Carpenter films
  • THE FOG
  • ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
  • BEYOND EVIL
  • VICE SQUAD
  • POPCORN’
  • And more

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James Winburn Passed Away, But How?

Although official sources have not shared information about how James Winburn passed away at this time, some believed he lost his life because of kidney disease.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

Jim additionally worked as David Hasselhoff’s stunt double and driver in the “Knight Rider” TV series.

From acting stunts in classics including The Poseidon Adventure, Pale Rider, and The Towering Inferno to being the driver of K.I.T.T. on “Knight Rider”, Jim Winburn’s stuntman history is rich and various. Listen as Jim discusses five decades in the field and what it takes to make a career in Hollywood by taking the bumps and bruises for the names in lights.

Back in 1977, stuntman Jim Winburn took a job on an indie film set doing a few stunts. That role Jim starred as Michael Myers in the film Halloween (1978), now considered a horror classic and a true trailblazer in the genre. Jim discusses playing one of the best-known psychopaths in movie history and how the role changed his life.


Reactions to the Death of James Winburn

Soon after the heartbreaking news was published, many of James Winburn’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by sharing their tributes.

A Twitter user penned, “rip to James Winburn, 80s stuntman, the Myers who fell out of the window in Halloween ’78. I looked him up and he directed 3 films, which line up like an episode of both

Another said, “Hollywood Legend, Jim Winburn has passed away. Jim was best known 4 his amazing stunt work as Horror Icon Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s Halloween. Jim had planned to be with us 4 our upcoming Winter Wonderland event. Our thoughts are with Jim’s friends & fam at this time.”

A fan wrote, “Rest easy Jim Winburn. If you don’t know, he was Michael Myers on screen. Meeting him back in April was truly an honor. He took time, told stories, and cracked a few jokes too with every fan that came up to his booth. Truly a kind, sweet guy.”


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