The news has reached us that James Bond star Frank McRae has sadly died, his daughter-in-law confirmed.
His cause of death has since been announced.
Tributes are already pouring in for the late actor...
Frank McRae. From memorable small parts (The End, National Lampoon’s Vacation), to splendid character roles (*batte… https://t.co/SgJX1sU2r3— Tim Greaves 💙 (@Tim Greaves 💙)1620282579.0
Time for some quality time with Sharkey. RIP Frank McRae. https://t.co/P0ZervQ0Kn— moore007please (@moore007please)1620328506.0
R.I.P the irreplaceable Frank McRae - 1944 - 2021. Such a wonderful actor who elevated every scene & movie he appea… https://t.co/ypVNAFUpja— cameron moon (@cameron moon)1620292047.0
Not Sharkey! #RIP #FrankMcRae one of the best #JamesBond allies of them all https://t.co/ca3fkkIKZp— Roger Moore's Cubby Hole (@Roger Moore's Cubby Hole)1620318418.0
McRae was born in Memphis, Tenessee, in 1944.
And surprisingly began his career in the NFL, playing for the Chicago Bears 1967.
He then began acting in 1972.
But he's undeniably best known for his role as James Bond's friend Sharkey in 1989's Licence to Kill.
McRae died at home in Santa Monica on April 29, his daughter-in-law confirmed to Variety.
His cause of death was a heart attack.