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“Leatherface” from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre dies

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Gunnar Hansen who played Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s iconic splatterpunk film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) has died at age 68. Inspired by serial killer Ed Gein, Leatherface wore a mask of human skin.

The Icelandic-born actor was an unknown graduate student in Texas when director Tobe Hooper cast him in the low-budget horror film, which became a cult hit and spawned three sequels, two remakes and a prequel.

Hansen died Saturday evening of pancreatic cancer at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine, according to his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, who described Hansen’s “Chainsaw” character as “one of the most iconic evil figures in the history of cinema.”
(More from CNN)

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Gunnar Hansen in 2004 at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. (CNN)

1969 Deep Purple album art

Not a fan of the music, but have always found their album art quite amazing. This 1969 album (self-titled) rom Deep Purple is so twisted, it could only come from a Hieronymous Bosch night terror. Digital music has ruined the album sleeve/j-card piece of music that was always so special to us. I hope this can change somehow. Buy Deep Purple music here.

1969 Deep Purple album art

1969 Deep Purple album art
Hieronymous Bosch art can be found here.