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

“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 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.


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