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Godspeed, Walter. Thanks for the laughs, we'll miss you.

Actor Walter Matthau Dies at 79

By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press Writer

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Walter Matthau, the foghorn-voiced movie villain who became a master of crotchety comedy with his Oscar-winning ``The Fortune Cookie'' and followed with ``The Odd Couple,'' ``Grumpy Old Men'' and many other hits, died Saturday morning of a heart attack. He was 79.

Matthau was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., shortly after being brought into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said hospital spokeswoman Lindi Funston.


-- Deb M. (, July 01, 2000


This is just so sad. He was SO GOOD as Mr. Wilson. We love that movie. And we loved Walter. =0(

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 01, 2000.

I cryed.

-- what came before you (whoareyoupeople?, July 03, 2000.

His real name was Walter Matasschanskayasky. No wonder he grew up with a sense of humor. Yep, he was one of a kind, and I like all of his movies.

-- Hawk (flyin@hi.again), July 03, 2000.

His ugly face was art!!!

-- sad (, July 03, 2000.

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