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'Deliverance'

Mountain Man Actor Dies

12/2/2011 8:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Bill McKinney
-- who starred in the famous "Squeal like a pig" scene in "Deliverance" (below) -- has died after a battle with lung cancer.

McKinney's Facebook page contains a statement ... reading, "Today our dear Bill McKinney passed away at Valley Presbyterian Hospice."

The statement continues, "An avid smoker for 25 years of his younger life, he died of cancer of the esophagus. He was 80 and still strong enough to have filmed a Doritos commercial 2 weeks prior to his passing, and he continued to work on his biography with his writing partner."

Aside from playing the crazy, rapist Mountain Man in "Deliverance" -- he also starred in 7 Clint Eastwood flicks ... including "The Outlaw Josey Wales."

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16.

gayle    

Well did he die of lung cancer or of cancer of the Esophagus????

965 days ago
17.

K-Dog    

Great character actor. He was also in "First Blood" w/ Sly Stallone.

965 days ago
18.

Bob    

STILL the most disturbing sexual assault on film. Take it from a homophobe.

965 days ago
19.

Big Daddy    

Rest in Peace Bill and God Bless

965 days ago
20.

Don Borkowski    

Roger Williams died October 8th, but I didn't see anything here. Did I miss it?

965 days ago
21.

Sleepy    

Disturbing yes, but funny that they could not shoe Mr. B's belly button.

965 days ago
22.

VirginiaD    

Disturbing yes. Funny though, a rape scene could be shown but not a Mr. B's belly button.

965 days ago
23.

who dat    

he was 80, is this really news? You just wanted to post the squeal like a pig link you pervs

965 days ago
24.

Jay W.     

RIP Bill

965 days ago
25.

OooooNooo!    

Doritos will kill you!

965 days ago
26.

Beau222    

Great actor, it's a shame you put the Deliverance scene as his tag line. So many other great parts he played.

965 days ago
27.

Joe    

I didnt sleep well for weeks after seeing that scene. I get chills just thinking about it.

965 days ago
28.

Ms Fun Loving    

What will the gay community do with out their first true icon? RIP Bill McKinney

965 days ago
29.

what He said    

Other than the title this movie was long and boringggg. I remember staying up late to watch it...snoozefest.

While this scene is suggestive now, it doesn't phase me now cuz it definitely didn't phase then me as a young kid, the scene is short and stupid meh.

965 days ago
30.

themare    

That scene STILL creeps me out after all these years!

965 days ago
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