‘Mad Max’ actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, best known for playing Immortan Joe in 2015’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ has now passed away at the age of 73.
Keays-Bryne also played ‘the Toecutter’ in the 1979 original.
As Fox News:
Farewell Hugh Keays-Byrne, twice an iconic Mad Max villain: Toecutter in the '79 original and Immortan Joe in 2015's Fury Road. Sadly passed at 73, we will carry him to the gates of Valhalla! pic.twitter.com/h1JdajmJnp
— Marshall Julius (@MarshallJulius) December 3, 2020
A rep for the actor told Fox News that he “passed away peacefully” the morning of Dec. 2. The cause of death was not provided.
Keays-Byrne played the villainous Toecutter in 1979’s “Mad Max” before re-joining the franchise for 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” as a new character: Immortan Joe.
He also notably appeared in the 1998 adaptation of “Moby Dick,” in which he played Mr. Stubb.
Mad Max star Hugh Keays-Byrne dies aged 73 https://t.co/sMmRK3w7CY
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