GREAT MAN’S PASSING: AUGUST 29TH, 1987 WE LOST LEE MARVIN

Great Man’s Passing:
It was 28 years ago today that we felt the loss of the great man’s passing: we lost Lee Marvin to the ravages of time.The loss to many of those closest to him, such as friends, family, and co-workers, is well chronicled in Lee Marvin Point Blank.
However, as is often the case, at the time of his passing, news of his death was overshadowed by the loss of another iconic fim personality: in this case it was actor/director John Huston, who had passed away the day before, at the age of 81. Still in all, Marvin’s death was indeed recorded such as in the following obituaries, like this one from the L.A. Times:

L.A. Times Obit for Lee Marvin

L.A. Times Obit for Lee Marvin

 

LA Times obit, pt.2

LA Times obit, pt.2

 

In the actor’s home town of Tucson, the following obit ran:

Tucson obit

Tucson obit

 

The now long-defunct Herald-Examiner ran a piece in which they spoke with several of Marvin’s co-workers such as Ernest Borgnine and Ralph Bellamy:

Herald-Examiner, AP Wire obit

Herald-Examiner, AP Wire obit

 

However it was in the N.Y. Times, in the city of his birth, which gave Marvin’s passing the most complete coverage:

NY Times obit

NY Times obit

Ironically, one of Marvin’s most frequent co-stars, Charles Bronson, did not comment on his death but would himself pass away from Alzeheimer’s Disease exactly 15 years later to the day in 2003!

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