Australian actor Vincent Gil has sadly died at the age of 83. The star was beloved by Mad Max fans for playing Crawford Montizano – also known as Nightrider – in the hit 1979 film.
Vince’s co-star Paul “Cundalini” Johnstone broke the heartbreaking news on Facebook, while sharing a photo of the friends smiling for the camera.
The Mad Max actors posed arm-in-arm for the sweet snap, while Paul explained Vince had been “frail” prior to his death.
He wrote: “Sadly, it is true… Vince Gil has left us.
“He’s been very frail for quite some time and mercifully no longer needs to be constrained by his mortal form.”
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He concluded by referencing an iconic scene from Mad Max, adding: “Rest well old friend – we will remember you when we look at the night sky.”
Vince was also well known for playing Dr Death in the 1974 biker film Stone.
He went on to make TV appearances in Australian soap Neighbours, A Country Practice, and Prisoner.
Vince landed his big break with a role in TV movie The Swagman.
However, his most monumental role was in Mad Max, in which he acted opposite Mel Gibson, who played the lead.
The film went on to inspire sequels, including 2015’s Fury Road, which was also a box office smash.
Vince’s final role was in The Doctor Blake Mysteries in 2015.
The newest Mad Max film is currently being shot in Australia, amid the actor’s tragic death.