Stuntman Terry Richards Dies at 81

He fought Indiana Jones, he battled with four James Bonds. He battled John Rambo and even Luke Skywalker. Now sadly he has gone.

Stuntman Terry Richards has died at the age of 81 years young.

Terry in Raiders of the Lost Ark

Terry in Raiders of the Lost Ark

He fought Indiana Jones, James Bond, Luke Skywalker and Rambo – there’s not many people who can say that,” his son Terry Richards Jr. told the BBC.

Other film appearances included The Avengers, The Princess Bride, Zulu and The Dirty Dozen.

Terry Richards was born south London in 1932 and found himself in the film world 25 years later as an extra.

“He was paid extra to fall off some scaffolding in a riot scene, which he did for a few extra pounds, and that was the beginning of his stunt career,” his daughter-in-law, Lisa Thomas told the BBC.

By the following year he had appeared opposite Kirk Douglas in The Vikings and has since appeared in films such as Zulu, The Dirty Dozen, Superman 2, The Princess Bride, Total Recall,Willow and many more.

Terrys family told the BBC he died suddenly on Saturday. A funeral is being planned in north west London.

“He’d been dragged behind cars, fallen off buildings, shot, punched,” his son said. “He always used to get up, but this time sadly he wasn’t getting up.”

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