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Michael Sarrazin Died With Family by His Side

April 19, 2011 (8:52 am) GMT
After losing battle against cancer, the 'Gumball Rally' actor passed away at age 70 in Montreal, Canada, with his family surrounding him.

Actor Michael Sarrazin has died after a battle with cancer. He was 70. The Canadian star, who found fame starring opposite in 1969 movie "They Shoot Horses", passed away on Sunday, April 17, in Montreal, Canada with his family by his side.

Sarrazan, real name Jacques Michel Andre Sarrazin, was best known for playing a director in the Sydney Pollack drama opposite Fonda, who portrayed a suicidal woman who heads to Hollywood. He also notably starred in Journey to Shiloh opposite , "The Flim-Flam Man", "Sometimes A Great Notion" and "The Gumball Rally".

Director George Mihalka, who cast Sarrazin in 1993's La Florida, says, "Michael was one of the most talented, generous and committed actors I have ever worked with. He never stopped surprising me with his wit, charm and, above all, his humility and simple decency."

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