Brian Fucking Dennehy (1938 – 2020)

This one really lowers my heart. Dennehy was a fantastic and accomplished actor, who we all know from First Blood (1982), among many other movies.
He was also a serious patron of the Irish Stage, returning year after year for theatrical productions as well as film festivals. He didn’t have to, he just did.

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Dennehy got a lot of slack for lying about serving in Vietnam (something I think he regretted well into his latter days). While I can’t defend that, I can say that anytime I saw him on screen, it always peaked my interest. He played some amazing antagonists and side-characters along the way, and his impact on 80’s / 90’s entertainment is dangerously¬† underestimated.

It really busts my heart out to have to say goodbye to this guy, but nobody lives forever.
Godspeed, sir. Thank you for your contributions and safe passage beyond!
RIP