Rest in Peace: James Karen

We’ve lost one of the most fun character actors of all time in James Karen. The instantly recognizable gentleman has passed away in his Los Angeles home at age 94 due to natural causes.

During his long career Karen appeared in many classic films including Mulholland Drive, The China Syndrome, Apt Pupil, Invaders From Mars, and a bevy of television shows. Horror fans, though, will never forget Karen’s more than memorable performances in both Poltergeist and of course Return of the Living Dead and its first sequel.

We here at Brainwaves would like to take this time to send out our sincerest condolences to James’ many friends, his family, and his constituents. Thanks for all that you gave, sir. Especially the smiles and the scares. Godspeed.

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