Robert Forster dead: El Camino Breaking Bad movie star dies aged 78

Robert Forster has died at the age of 78 following his cancer battle.

The actor's family and friends confirmed that he died in his home in Los Angeles following a short battle with brain cancer.

Starring in over 100 films and TV shows, Robert certainly had a successful career.

His most renowned film was his character in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, which followed with him being nominated for an Academy Award.

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His most recent film El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie, was released on Netflix on Friday.

Born in New York, the star began his career on Broadway in Mrs Dally Has A Lover before appearing on the big screen.

For his first big titled, Robert starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in 1967 for Reflections In A Golden Eye.

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During his long career, he starred in over 100 titles including Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Descendants and Me, Myself and Irene and Jackie Brown.

Robert even earned an Oscar from his performance in Jackie Brown in 1997.

For TV fans, Robert starred in popular shows Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks, Heroes and Last Man Standing.

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He leaves behind his four children Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghan; his grandchildren Tess, Liam Jack and Olivia and longtime partner Denise Grayson.

Stars rushed to pay their tributes to the actor, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston wrote: "I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away.

A lovely man and a consummate actor. I met him on the movie Alligator 40 years ago, and then again on BB.

"I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. RIP Bob."

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