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Roy Scheider

Born: 1932-11-10 - Died: 2008-02-10
Cause of Death:
Staph Infection

Death Summary: Scheider's death was caused by complications from a staph infection according to his wife.

He had been diagnosed with the cancer multiple myeloma back in 2004, but had a bone marrow transplant and the cancer was considered to be in partial remission.

He passed away at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital (where Bill Gwatney died after being shot) at the age of 75.

Who was Roy Scheider : There is no question that Roy Richard Scheider was most famous for his role as Martin Brody in the mega-hit Steven Spielberg film Jaws.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in All That Jazz, and his other most famous role was Captain Nathan Bridger on the Emmy-Winning TV Show SeaQuest DSV, which he starred on with the late Jonathan Brandis.

Scheider had a pretty extensive filmography appearing in other notable projects like Marathon Man, David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch, Gary Oldman vehicle Romeo is Bleeding, and 2004's The Punisher.
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  1. David Chorney Says:

    “We need a bigger boat!”. RIP, you will be dearly missed.

  2. Stacey Luck Says:

    He was a really talented actor.I enjoyed watching his films with my family.My father was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and he died in 2005 at the age of 51.

  3. alma maese Says:


  4. Keith Says:

    God Bless

  5. leonel pastora Says:

    we will miss you

  6. Iron Cross Movie Says:


    Calibra Pictures is pleased to announce the release of the trailer for Roy Scheider’s last film “Iron Cross”.

    The revenge thriller, written and directed by Joshua Newton, will be previewed towards the end of the year in Los Angeles, following our Roy Scheider Film Week, dates and location tbc.

    The trailer can be downloaded securely from the following yousendit.com link:


    We’d be delighted to receive your comments.

    Yours truly

    The Iron Cross Team

  7. Destiny Says:

    I too have multiple myeloma i am 50 years old, i will miss this great and funny actor. My condolences to the family.

  8. el daddio Says:

    Hell of an actor escpecially in the SEVEN UP’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. LuvRoyScheider Says:

    IRON CROSS, Roy Scheider’s final film, in VARIETY article for Oscar contention!!!

  10. Don S. Says:

    Working for the railroad, I was killing time above the Park Avenue tunnel and saw Roy Schneider jogging by on the street.He saw that I noticed and nodded and winked. I smiled back. He seemed like a cool guy.

  11. Don S. Says:

    sorry, spelled scheider wrong.

  12. John Dow (Edinburgh) Says:

    As with all great actors you will live on in your films. I will allways remeber him in jaws as my heart missed a beat when the head appeared in the bottom of the boat. Roy I hope your are happy where you are, and entertaining the crowd.

  13. dale bullard Says:

    i was a huge jaws fan rip roy

  14. Kylafornia Says:

    Roy was a remarkable actor and will live on forever in movies like The French Connection, Jaws and his last works on Iron Cross set to release spring 2010

  15. david cray dublin Says:

    what an actor fantastic !

  16. julio Munoz Says:

    What an awesome actor!! I remember when I was six years old and I saw “Blue Thunder”, I wanted to be just like him. He will live on in our hearts and memories. You will be missed.

  17. Adam C. Sieracki Says:

    An incredibly versatile actor–convincing as anyone from a Slavic mobster, to a level-headed scientist. God bless you, Mr Scheider.

  18. David Gasca Says:

    he walked by me once on 5th avenue.what a regular guy i thought. this man will be missed im sure.

  19. David Gasca Says:

    I hope he didnt suffer.

  20. T.Jozwick Says:

    Have been watching Seaqueast DSV and relizied how I miss seeing you.

  21. chris grimes Says:

    I know this sounds sad but jaws is my fav film of all time and i have my gf convinced if we ever have a wee boy it will be called brody rip roy.

  22. sterling foley Says:

    dose no one remember him in BlueThunder. a la ploce helichopter pilot

  23. Brett Plumridge Says:

    rest in peace Roy. I always enjoyed your work as an actor, especially 2010.

  24. david stroud Says:

    r.i.p great actor jaws is great.



  26. Jesse Rodriguez Says:

    I read about mr.Scheider death, I know how the family must have felt because my mother also died from multiple myeloma at the age of 84. I know they are in heaven. God Bless

  27. Croat 62 Says:

    One of my all time favorite actors.
    Check out his great car-chase scene in the Seven-Ups…

  28. José R. Viana Says:

    Scheider , thanks for everything . I miss . Be the peace of our Lord .

  29. José R. Viana Says:

    You are very important here in Brazil . We will miss much of Chef Brody . I learned a life lesson with its interpretation as a chef Brody in the movie Jaws . Continuity you cheering house of the Lord in his art. Thank you !

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  31. KIKO VIANA Says:

    Excellent actor. Mr. Roy Scheider , will always be in my memories . ‘ll Miss a lot here on earth . God will abonçoe .

  32. william lee Says:

    u will be missed a lot

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