Bo Hopkins, Actor in ‘American Graffiti’ and Sam Peckinpah Classics, Dies at 80.

He is the actor who has appeared in classics like “American Graffiti,” “The Wild Bunch,” “Midnight Express” and “The Getaway,” died Friday.

Hopkins died at a hospital in Van Nuys, California, after suffering a heart attack on May 9, his wife, Sian Hopkins, told The Hollywood Reporter.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Bo has passed away,” reads a statement on the website.

He was born William Hopkins in Greenville, S.C. on February 2, 1942.

He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 16. After his service in the military, he decided to pursue a career in acting.

He was subsequently hired by director Sam Peckinpah for another supporting turn as a bank robber in “The Getaway” (1972).

Hopkins later starred in dozens of feature films, such as “White Lightning” , “Posse”  “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing”  and more.

Hopkins is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sian Eleanor Green; his son, Matthew Hopkins and his daughter, Jane Hopkins.