The passing of George P. Wilbur, an excellent actor, stuntman, and performer, has been a significant loss for the horror film industry. He will be greatly missed. For a very long time to come, fans and industry professionals alike will remember Wilbur, who passed away at the age of 81 according to Bloody Disgusting.
Wilbur’s career lasted six decades, starting in the 1960s as a stand-in for John Wayne, and resulted in over one hundred credits across television, cinema, and other media. Later in his career, he was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame and became famous for his performances as Michael Myers in the films Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. He was one of only a select few performers who had the opportunity to play the legendary role on many occasions.
Wilbur put his stamp on a number of other notable films in addition to the work he did as the character Michael Myers, including roles as stunt players, stunt doubles, and stunt coordinators. Wilbur has worked on a lot of different projects, from “The Towering Inferno” to “Ghostbusters” and “The Silence of the Lambs” to “Spider-Man (2002).” This shows how talented and flexible he was.
As an actor, Wilbur participated in movies such as “Cast a Deadly Spell,” “The Running Man,” and “Every Which Way But Loose.” His large amount of work shows how passionate and dedicated he was to the field he has chosen to work in.
Our sincerest sympathies go out to George P. Wilbur’s daughter, Gena Wilbur, as well as to all of those who were in his immediate circle of friends and family. He will be remembered for his extraordinary contributions to the field of horror films as well as the feelings of both delight and dread that he instilled in audiences all over the world.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
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