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Michael Parks arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Tusk" on Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

'Kill Bill' actor Michael Parks died at the age of 77


Michael Parks, and actor who worked closely with legendary director Quentin Tarantino, died at the age of 77, the New York Daily News reported.

The news was shared by director Kevin Smith, who had worked with parks on such films as "Red State" and "Tusk."  

The cause of death was not immediately made known. 

Smith wrote a touching Instagram post announcing the news. 

Parks made his first forays into the industry in the 1960s, appearing in shows like "Zane Grey Theaer" and "The Untouchables." 

His most notable role is arguably as Earl McGraw, a character who appeared in multiple Tarantino films like "From Dusk Till Dawn" and both the "Kill Bill" movies. 

Other notable appearances include the early-'90s series "Twin Peaks" and a pair of appearances on "Walker, Texas Ranger." 

Many lamented the actor's passing on social media. 

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