Monday, February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider- Dead at 75

Roy Scheider died today at age 75. Scheider, most popular for his role in "Jaws", succumbed after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

My favorite Roy Scheider role was in "Blue Thunder" (both the movie and the TV show). For those of you that don't remember Blue Thunder, he was a police officer that flew the world's most advanced helicopter, nicknamed "Blue Thunder". The helicopter was equipped with stealth technology that allowed it to fly in 'whisper mode', infrared scanners, and a rotating gattling gun that would be activated when Scheider flipped the switch located under a plastic protective shield on the dashboard. My brother and I used to love watching this show on Friday nights when we were kids.

No comments: