Joe Turkel was a prolific character actor who appeared in films such as The Shining and Blade Runner. His family announced his death, saying he died peacefully. He died at the ripe age of 94.
Turkel enlisted in the Merchant Marines at the age of 17 and later joined the United States Army. He saw active military service in Europe before relocating to California to pursue an acting career.
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Turkel appeared in many blockbuster films. Dr. Eldon Tyrell, the android manufacturer in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), and Lloyd, the ghostly bartender in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, are but two of his film and television roles.
He is one of only two actors to have appeared in three Kubrick films as a credited character: The Killing (1956, as Tiny), Paths of Glory (1957, as Private Arnaud), and The Shining (1980). (1980, as Lloyd).
Turkel’s passing occurred on June 27, 2022. His death is quite recent so no funeral arrangements have been instituted yet.
As soon as his family puts out that information, we will update readers pronto.