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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. (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), July 01, 2000.
-- what came before you (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), July 03, 2000.
His ugly face was art!!!
-- sad (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 03, 2000.