Well-known actor Hugh Keays-Byrne died on Tuesday at the age of 73.
The actor played the negative character “Toecutter” in the production of “Mad Max,” starring Mel Gibson (1979), BBC.com writes.
British director Brian Trenchard-Smith has confirmed the death of “Toecutter” on social networks.
Charlize Theron, who starred opposite Hugh Keays-Byrne in “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), said the actor will “miss everyone”.
“It’s amazing how you managed to play the role of a demonic leader when you actually had such a good and beautiful soul,” the actress wrote.
Keays-Byrne was born in India to British parents and moved to England as a child.
In a 2015 interview, the actor was flattered that he had been “recalled” by director George Miller to play a negative role again.
He explained that while “Toecutter” was a member of a “nomadic minority under oppression,” “Immortan Joe” was a “reborn individual.”
“It’s just trying to restore order in an apocalyptic world,” said Keays-Byrne.
“Hugh was a great man, helping others and hosting a homeless teenager,” Trenchard-Smith wrote on social media.
“He cared about the judiciary and protecting the environment long before these issues became fashionable. His life was dominated by the sense of humanity. We will miss his example and friendship,” the director concluded.
Film critic Luke Buckmaster described Keays-Byrne as a “visceral actor of immense power, an underestimated talent”.
“Every role he played was a revelation,” wrote the cinephile.
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