Bill Mckinney 'Deliverance' Star Has Died, Aged 80
BILL MCKINNEY has died, aged 80, from his long battle with cancer. The news about BILL MCKINNEY, who is most famous for starring in JOHN MOORMAN's 1972 film 'Deliverance', was announced on Thursday (1 Dec 2011) on Facebook by his family.
In the statement, his family wrote: 'Today our dear Bill MCKinney passed away at Valley Presbyterian Hospice. An avid smoker for 25 years of his younger life, he died of cancer of the oesophagus. He was 80 and still strong enough to have filmed a Dorito's commercial 2 weeks prior to his passing, and he continued to work on his biography with his writing partner. Hopefully 2012 will bring a publisher for the wild ride his life was.' MCKinney, who originated from Tennessee, is best known for playing the psychotic mountain man in 'Deliverance' who uttered the infamous line 'squeal like a pig' before raping Ned Beatty's character. Ironically his credit in 'Deliverance' for the character who eventually died by an arrow through his chest, was simply 'Mountain Man'. MCKinney also featured in TV shows such as 'Baywatch', 'Waller' and 'Starsky and Hutch', whilst making appearances in movies such as 'Back to the Future Part III' and 'The Green Mile'.
BILL MCKINNY is now survived by his son Clinton, along with several ex-wives that he had married in the past. His legacy will always be remembered.