Paul Kelman, star of ‘My Bloody Valentine,’ has passed away at age 72

This just in sad news that Paul Kelman passed away due to health complications at 72 years of age, truly tragic news in the horror world.

As part of My Bloody Valentine’s production, filming began in September 1980 in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, around the Princess Colliery Mine, closed in 1975. Kelman, was a legend not only in Canada but in all of the horror community.

Paul Kelman was born in London, England on September 26, 1949. He first became known for playing Tom “T.J.” Hanniger in the classic 1981 Canadian slasher film My Bloody Valentine, directed by George Mihalka. The Motion Picture Association of America censored nine minutes of My Bloody Valentine due to its violence and gore helping make the following of the film legendary just like Mr. Kelman.

Throughout his acting career, Paul Kelman starred in many films and television series, including “Police Surgeon,” “The Littlest Hobo,” “For the Record,” “Street Legal,” and “Class of ’96.” Other films he appeared in include Caged Men in 1971, his debut, and later Gas in 1981.

On Paul Kelman’s Facebook page, fans have been paying tribute to their favorite actor, who often interacted with fans and often developed relationships with those who watched My Bloody Valentine.

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We send our sincerest condolences to the Kelman family and friends.

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