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RIP: Michael Myers [ from 'Halloween' ]......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 21, 2022 05:06PM
.....James Winburn, the actor/stuntman who portrayed him in the original 85....

James Winburn, Michael Myers Stuntman from 1978's 'Halloween,' Dead at 85

....James Winburn, the stunt double for Michael Myers in John Carpenter's iconic original 1978 slasher movie Halloween, has died. He was 85.

The longtime Hollywood stuntman died over the weekend due to an undisclosed health issue, Entertainment Weekly confirmed. His cause of death is unknown as of this time.

The stuntman was the person wearing the Michael Myers mask for Halloween's final sequences in which the killer character is apprehended by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) and disappears after he is shot and falls from a balcony.

Winburn returned as the iconic masked villain's stunt double alongside returning cast members Pleasance and Jamie Lee Curtis in 1981's Halloween II as well.

"We are extremely sad to learn of the passing of James Winburn," U.K.-based Monopoly Events wrote on Twitter after news of Winburn's death went public Monday. The event and exhibition company wrote that Winburn had attended its For the Love of Horror convention in October.

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"James was an absolute pleasure to work and shared some amazing stories with everyone over the weekend," the company wrote. "Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and fans."

Another convention organization, Monster-Mania Convention, shared a statement on Facebook Sunday that indicated Winburn was expected to appear at one of its events in November but pulled out due to a health issue......



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