Director and screenwriter Brian Trenchard-Smith announced the death of his friend Hugh Keias-Bern, who died in hospital. The cause of death is not specified, the actor was 73 years old.
Hugh Keays-Byrne is best known for playing the villains in the Mad Max series. He played the Ripper in the original 1979 film, and in 2015 he played the Immortal Joe in George Miller’s Fury Road.
The actor also starred in the TV series Moby Dick and At the End of the Universe, as well as in Werner Herzog’s Where Green Ants Dream.