American Graffiti Actor Bo Hopkins Dies At 80

Actor Bo Hopkins, best known for his performance in 'American Graffiti',

has died. He was 80.

Hopkins' death was confirmed on the actor's official website, Variety reported.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Bo has passed away.

Bo loved hearing from his fans from around the world

and although he was unable to respond to every email over the last few years,

he appreciated hearing from each and every one of you,"

Hopkins got his start in feature films as 'Crazy Lee' in the iconic 1969 western 'The Wild Bunch.'

He was subsequently hired by director Sam Peckinpah