Richard Lynch reported dead
“I’m going to beat it,” he told himself. “I’m going to beat it all the way.”
Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Woman, Highlander…Richard Lynch brought a cool power to many villainous roles on TV and in the movies.
For almost four decades, the actor was a reliable presence. in 2007, Lynch played the President of the United States in Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy. Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween gave Lynch a high profile performance as Principal Chambers.
All of this screen work came after Lynch set himself on fire in New York’s Central Park.
The incident left Lynch with scars on his face, and the strength to show them.
Good-bye, Richard Lynch…thank you for using the lessons you learned to teach us, and entertain us at the same time.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.