Frederic Forrest, the legendary character actor known for his memorable roles in films such as "The Rose" and "Apocalypse Now," has passed away at the age of 86.
His death marks the end of a remarkable career that spanned several decades and left an indelible mark on the world of cinema.
Forrest's friend and fellow actor, Barry Primus, confirmed the sad news, revealing that Forrest passed away at his Santa Monica residence after a long and courageous battle with illness.
In 1972, Forrest made his mark in the film industry with his impressive performance in "When the Legends Die," a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.
However, it was his portrayal of Jay "Chef" Hicks in Francis Ford Coppola's acclaimed Vietnam War epic, "Apocalypse Now," that solidified his status as a true legend.
One of Forrest's most iconic roles came in 1979 when he starred opposite Bette Midler in "The Rose," playing the devoted limo driver of a troubled rock star.
Following the news of Forrest's passing, an outpouring of tributes and condolences flooded social media, with Bette Midler expressing her admiration for his remarkable acting skills and describing him as a brilliant human being.