We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Bo Hopkins, the actor best remembered for his roles in “American Graffiti” and “The Wild Bunch,” died at the age of 80 at a Van Nuys, California hospital.
His wife, Sian Hopkins, confirmed the heartbreaking news to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that he was sent to the hospital on May 9 after having a heart attack.
His death was also announced in a statement on his official website, which reads: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Bo has passed away.”
“Bo loved hearing from his fans from around the world and although he was unable to respond to every email over the last few years, he appreciated hearing from each and every one of you.”
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Hopkins appeared in over 100 films and television shows, including the big studio pictures The Bridge at Remagen, The Killer Elite, Posse, Midnight Express, and More American Graffiti.
The actor’s most recent film appearance and the last time he was seen on the big screen was in the 2020 film “Hillbilly Elegy,” directed by his American Graffiti co-star Ron Howard. “That was quite a thrill for him,” his wife added to the publication.
Reactions to Actor Bo Hopkins Passed Away At 80
Lost another brilliant character actor. Farewell Bo Hopkins pic.twitter.com/UrB9MrIK8F— Vintage Los Angeles (@alisonmartino) May 28, 2022
Sad to hear that Bo Hopkins has died. He was 80. R.I.P, Bo. #BoHopkins— Time For A Film 💙🌻 (@TimeForAFilm) May 28, 2022
He'll always be the leader of The Pharaohs in American Graffiti to me. pic.twitter.com/L7wbWMeiSn
RIP Bo Hopkins. What a damn fine character actor. pic.twitter.com/rahS1d1KPI— Morgan Rankin (@MorgsterSquad) May 28, 2022
RIP Bo Hopkins who has died at the age of 80 💔 pic.twitter.com/9pXkjuRxTk— ClassicActorsOfHollywood (@CAOH110291) May 28, 2022
So many roles over so many years.— I was a host body 🇺🇦 (@capeannsky) May 29, 2022
Bo Hopkins RIP https://t.co/2kMO6DyHZH pic.twitter.com/e4458mPG5u