'Free Willy' Actor August Schellenberg Dies

TMZ is reporting that Free Willy star August Schellenberg has died Thursday. The actor reportedly lost his long battle with cancer at age 77. Schellenberg — who often portrayed Native American characters — appeared in all three Free Willy movies as Jesse's Native American mentor and was nominated for an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie category for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. He was also in a few episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger, Saving Grace, and Grey's Anatomy.

Watch him in this Free Willy clip:

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