25 October 2013 3:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hal Needham, a stuntman and film director, died in Los Angeles on Friday morning at 82, a representative for Needham told TheWrap. The cause of Needham’s death was not immediately available. Also read: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2013 Born in Memphis, Tenn., in 1931, Needham got his break in the business as a stunt double in the TV western “Have Gun, Will Travel,” and provided stunt work in films such as “How the West Was Won,” “The War Lord” and “Little Big Man.” He frequently served as a stunt double for actor Burt Reynolds. Needham’s working relationship with Reynolds extended when Needham branched. »


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