Spartacus star George Kennedy dead at 91

George Kennedy

George Kennedy has died.

The 91-year-old actor - who won an Oscar for the 1967 movie 'Cool Hand Luke' before going on to star in 'The Guns of the Magnificent Seven' and the 'Naked Gun' series - passed away on Sunday (28.02.16) in Boise, Idaho.

George's grandson Cory Schenke confirmed the death to TMZ and said the actor had been in hospice care for the last month.

His wife Joan died last year and Cory revealed that his grandfather's health had been failing ever since.

George's movies also include 'Spartacus', 'Lonely Are the Brave', 'The Sons of Katie Elder', 'The Dirty Dozen', 'Earthquake' and 'Death on the Nile'.

He previously spoke of his pride in his Oscar winning role in 'Cool Hand Luke', admitting it changed his career.

He said: "The marvellous thing about that movie, was that as my part progresses, I changed from a bad guy to a good guy. The moguls in Hollywood must have said, 'Hey, this fellow can do something besides be a bad guy.'"