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Roy Horan’s Cause of Death is Still Behind Shadow


The American actor who starred in a string of hit martial arts movies passed away on October 12, 2021. Roy Horan’s cause of death has not been announced yet.

Several sources reported that Horan died after hiking and meditating in the hills near Los Angeles. A memorial ceremony will be held for the actor on Wednesday.

Roy Horan III was born on (January 1, 1950, in Laurel, Maryland. His first film role came in 1976 when he starred as Charlie in Bruce Lee’s Secret.

Roy Horan's Cause of Death is Still Behind Shadow
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Shortly after that, he played Tolstoy in the 1977 film Snuff Bottle Connection. In 1978, Horan later starred in Jackie Chan’s Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, where he played an evil Russian Assassin.

His final acting role was in 1991 when he played in Shanghai in 1920. He was best known as Lewis in the 1981 martial arts film Game of Death II.

Horan was also known as a Priest/Russian in the 1978 martial arts film Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow.

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What’s Roy Horan’s Cause of Death at 71?

While many fans are searching for Roy Horan’s cause of death, there isn’t any official report surrounding his death cause. His family also has not released any statement about the young player’s passing just yet.

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Horan retired from acting in 1991 at the age of 41, after the final film Shanghai 1920. He served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Roy Horan's Cause of Death is Still Behind Shadow
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After his successful acting career, he branched out to become an executive-in-charge of distribution, marketing, and international production for Hong Kong’s Seasonal Film Corporation.

He is survived by his seven siblings and his two Asia-based daughters, Jillian Horan and Celina Jade.

He taught meditation in the 90s. In 1999, he began an academic career when he became a professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design.

Roy’s daughter Celina is famously known for her role in the CW series Arrow, where she appeared as an archer called Shado.

In China, she is most famous for starring in Wolf Warrior 2, the highest-grossing Chinese film in history.

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Reactions to Roy Horan’s Death

Shortly after the heartbreaking news of Roy Horan’s death was revealed, many friends and fans stated their condolences and paid poignant tributes to the great star.

Roy Horan's Cause of Death is Still Behind Shadow
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“RIP Roy Horan (1950-2021). Though he retired from acting in 1991, he launched a very successful teaching career afterward and appeared in some hugely influential genre movies inc. Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, Game of Death II and No Retreat, No Surrender 2,” Mike Fury tweeted.

One social media user wrote: “We are saddened at the passing of the great Roy Horan. Let’s keep his memory alive through his contributions and education in this great cinema we love so much.”

“Several people reporting Roy Horan has passed away. I heard of Roy’s presence in the Hong Kong film industry rather late in my fandom. He was more than meets the eye, specifically discussing Tower of Death, and that he involved himself in martial arts, trained with Hwang Jang-Lee,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

It is a difficult time for Horan’s family and friends. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the passing of the great star, and we ask you all to keep him, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.

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