Celebs Who Died In 2023

Frederic Forrest, 86

An acclaimed character actor, Forrest could play quiet and reserve or full of energy. He showed both sides in two Francis Ford Coppola classics: “The Conversation,” in which he played a man having a secret affair; and “Apocalypse Now,” who as the soldier “Chef” famously runs from a tiger in the jungle.

In 1980, he was nominated for best supporting actor for the Bette Midler movie “The Rose.”

His other credits include the western “The Missouri Breaks” (1976), which starred Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson; the “Chinatown” sequel “The Two Jakes” (1990), which also starred Nicholson; and Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.”

Forrest died on June 23 at his home in Santa Monica, California. He was in hospice care for congestive heart failure, his sister Ginger Forrest Jackson told the Washington Post.