His business managers tell the Los Angeles Times that Needham died Friday in Los Angeles.
A former paratrooper, Needham appeared in thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of movies, performing and designing stunts and new equipment to execute them.
Needham jumped from planes, was dragged by horses and wrecked cars - breaking 56 bones in the process.
In a Twitter posting, Schwarzenegger calls Needham an icon.
Needham received an honorary Oscar last year.
- The Associated Press
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