DEAD: Paul Gleason

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Paul Gleason (aged 67)
American actor

Paul Xavier Gleason (May 4, 1939 – May 27, 2006) was an American film and television actor, known for his roles on television series such as All My Childrenand films such as The Breakfast Club, Trading Places, and Die Hard.

DEATH: Gleason died on May 27, 2006 at a Burbank, California hospital from pleural mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer connected with asbestos, which he is thought to have contracted from asbestos exposure on building sites while working for his father as a teenager. Gleason was 67 years old. He was buried near the southeast corner of the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles.

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