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Mountain Man Actor Dies

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

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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Vernon P. Alarcon    

one of the best scenes ever!!!
Squeal like a pig squinting gay dwarf

1064 days ago

Cool Breeze    

This was originally a fruit of the loom comercial

1064 days ago

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

"ya'll done took a wrong turn..."

1064 days ago


How did this news make it on to TMZ? Oh, that's right. The guy who runs the site is gay. Figures.

1064 days ago

Logan R    

Dude should have won an Oscar for that role. Still creepy to this day!

1064 days ago


Played poker with McKinney and some of the crew when they were here in Oroville, CA filming The Outlaw Josey Wales. McKinney played a lot of bad guys over his career but in person this guy was great to party with. Will Sampson, the guy who played Ten Bears, also partied with us...surrounded by a ****load of Maidu Indian chicks that came to drool over him. Good times. Never saw Eastwood. We think he was off bangin' Lockwood in some room at Prospector's Village.

1064 days ago


What a thing to be remembered for....I saw the movie in 1973. I was on a first date with a guy.....really weird and awkward...

1064 days ago


He was in a lot of Clint Eastwood movies. He was in "The Gauntlet" playing this red neck cop Clint Eastwood character kidnaps. Against All Odds as the football coach. That scene in Deliverence is hard for any man to watch. I can watch but it is tough.

1064 days ago


Also starred opposite David Carradine in Cannonball.

1064 days ago


I know Ned Beatty will sleep well tonight knowing his butt cheeks are finally safe from mountian man dong.

1064 days ago


To the family, I am sorry for your loss. HOWEVER, his scene in DELIVERANCE will forever haunt my dreams. I guess that's some good acting. RIP.

1064 days ago


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1063 days ago

Mr. Bate    

Just another smoker...who cares.

1063 days ago


that man scared me enough to never go hiking in the mountains.

1063 days ago


Rest in Peace.
Deliverance was so well made, it probably kept people off the southern
rivers for years! The movie just impacted your brain- and it
wasn't just this one scene...I may even get the nerve up to watch
it again.

1063 days ago
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