Sonny Landham passed away from congestive heart failure Thursday. He was 76.
The actor, who was part Seminole and part Cherokee, was best known for portraying Native American tracker Billy Sole in the 1987 action flick Predator.
He was also known for roles in The Warriors, Action Jackson and Lock Up. With over 50 acting credits to his name, Landham continued to appear in films through the 1990s.
In 2003, he would enter the world of politics, embarking on a brief campaign for the governor of Kentucky, but was unable to secure the Republican Party’s nomination. In 2004, Landham also ran for the Kentucky State Senate. In 2008, he was nominated by Kentucky’s Libertarian party for candidacy in 2008 for one of Kentucky’s seats in the United States senate, however his comments on a political radio show caused the party to rescind his nomination just a few days later.
Landham is survived by his son, William, and daughter, Priscilla.
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