On November 20, 2022, James Winburn passed away at the age of 85. Let’s see in detail about how did he die? what happened? and what was James Winburn cause of death.
How did James Winburn die?
The news was confirmed by Monster-Mania Convention on his Facebook page. The notification says,
Sad to learn of the passing of James Winburn today. James was an absolute pleasure to work with and we had hoped to see him again for our show in Oaks, PA but sadly a health issue prevented that. James was always appreciative of the Halloween fans and truly enjoyed meeting everyone. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.Monster-Mania Convention
James Winburn cause of death
James Winburn’s cause of death has not been disclosed by official sources at this time, but some people think he died of kidney disease.
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Who was James Winburn?
Stuntman James “Jim” Winburn was a friend of John Carpenter. When Dr. Loomis shot him six times and made him tumble off the balcony, he gained renown for playing Michael Myers in the first Halloween.
His relatives praised him as being a gentle and compassionate man who always had a grin on his face. News of a celebrity’s passing usually saddens people, but admirers graciously recall memories and keep their idols alive in their hearts even after death.
The iconic performer is also renowned for roles in TRON, Colors, and Escape from New York (1988).
Jim Winburn, a 40-year veteran stuntman with a lengthy record, is perhaps best recognised for his stunt work in the movies TRON and HALLOWEEN (1978). He has also contributed to:
- VICE SQUAD
- The John Carpenter films
- ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
- BEYOND EVIL
- THE FOG
- And more
Stunt double in the “Knight Rider” tv series
Jim also served as David Hasselhoff’s driver and stunt double in the “Knight Rider” television series.
Jim Winburn’s background as a stunt performer is extensive and varied, ranging from driving K.I.T.T. on “Knight Rider” to performing feats in classics like The Poseidon Adventure, Pale Rider, and The Towering Inferno. Jim talks about his five decades of experience in the industry and what it takes to succeed in Hollywood by enduring the knocks and bruises for the names on lights.
Horror Films Stunt Actor
Stuntman Jim Winburn accepted a job performing a few stunts on the set of an independent movie in 1977. In the 1978 horror picture Halloween, which is today regarded as a classic and a real pioneer in the genre, Jim portrayed Michael Myers.
Jim talks about his experience portraying one of the most well-known psychopaths in film history and how it affected his life.
Along with a plethora of other projects, he also contributed his talents to Graduation Day, Mortuary, The Night Stalker, and Popcorn. He also directed three movies, Evil Altar, The Death Merchant, and Miami Beach Cops (which he also wrote).
James attended Manchester’s For The Love of Horror convention last month. I was there on Sunday, but alas I didn’t get to meet him because of my horrible organisational abilities.
Tribute to James Winburn
Jason Riley said,
Omg only met him last month at the Love of Horror 4 Manchester , great guy told me good stories about his life and working with john carpenter & Debra hill , also talked about his T.V work . Just wish i got an autograph now or a photo with him , R.I.P JIM.
Andy Reah said,
A lovely, lovely man – with such a rich history in the industry and many a fantastic tale to tell.
Rest well, James. You will be sorely missed.
Gareth Jones said,
His talk was so informative and it was interesting hearing how John carpenter approached him to perform in Halloween
Aron Okines said,
Absolutely awful news, meeting him at the con was a special moment for me and he was the sweetest Man.
Stephen Berry said,
It was such a privilege to have met james winburn last month such a lovely guy may he R.I.P.
Andrew De Souza said,
Sadly, last October I chat kind James talk interview about Halloween filming… James Rest in Peace
Evander Osborne said,
Only just a month ago I met him at For the Love Of Horror Manchester I told him he meant alot to me not just as Michael Myers but as a human being with a heart of gold
what a lovely guy he was a true legend and will forever cherish the memory of meeting him
R.I.P Michael Myers
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