Hugh Keays-Byrne dead: Mad Max: Fury Road’s Immortan Joe actor dies aged 73

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Mad Max: Fury Road star Hugh Keays-Byrne has died aged 73.

Filmmaker Ted Geoghegan shared the sad news on Twitter this evening.

He wrote: “Hugh Keays-Byrne, an unsung hero of Aussie cinema, has passed away at age 73.

“I’m continually floored that he played Toecutter, the central antagonist of 1979’s MAD MAX *and* Immortan Joe, the central antagonist 2015’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. 

“Thanks for all the entertainment, sir.”

The Ango-Australian actor was best known for his role as “Immortan Joe” in the hit 2015 movie.

He previously played Toecutter in the original 1979 Mad Max film.

The star appeared alongside Mel Gibson in the apocalyptic science fiction film.

Hugh’s cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

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