Mission: Impossible actor dead: Martin Landau, Oscar winner who starred in Ed Wood and North by Northwest, dies aged 89 following unexpected complications

Mission: Impossible actor dead: Martin Landau, Oscar winner who starred in Ed Wood and North by Northwest, dies aged 89 following unexpected complications

His publicist Dick Gutmann confirmed his death in a statement on Sunday night, following unexpected complications after a short hospital visit.

Mr. Gutmann said: "We are overcome with sadness."

He added that Landau died at UCLA Medical Centre in LA, following "unexpected complications during a short hospitalisation."

Mission: Impossible actor dead: Martin Landau, Oscar winner who starred in Ed Wood and North by Northwest, dies aged 89 following unexpected complications

Mission: Impossible actor dead: Martin Landau, Oscar winner who starred in Ed Wood and North by Northwest, dies aged 89 following unexpected complications

Martin was born in 1928, and was previously a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before becoming an actor.

During the span of his incredible career, he featured in movies such as North by North West, and played a commander in Space: 1999.

He also played master of disguise Rollin Hand in the TV series Mission: Impossible, for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe award.


Mission: Impossible actor dead: Martin Landau, Oscar winner who starred in Ed Wood and North by Northwest, dies aged 89 following unexpected complications

He leaves behind two daughters, Susan and Juliet, from his marriage to actress and former Mission: Impossible co-star Barbara Bain.

He also starred in NBC comedy Buffalo Bill, in which Dabney Coleman starred.

The actor also played a part in the HBO series Entourage, in which his catchphrase "would that be something youd be interested in" was a big hit amongst fans.

Mission: Impossible actor dead: Martin Landau, Oscar winner who starred in Ed Wood and North by Northwest, dies aged 89 following unexpected complications

Just last year, Martin did an interview with the Washington Times to give advice to young actors wanting to follow in his footsteps.



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