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Shaw To Receive Posthumous Irish Honour

9 August 2008 7:05 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jaws star Robert Shaw is to be posthumously commemorated in his adopted homeland of Ireland.

The Oscar nominee was born in England, but lived in County Mayo for 10 years before his death in 1978, aged 51.

And residents have now decided to pay tribute to Shaw by erecting a plaque in his memory.

Resident Connie O'Toole reveals villagers will also mark the 30th anniversary of his death on 28 August by raising a drink to him at his favourite bar.

She says, "He drank in the local pub Paddy's. He just joined in at the bar like a local, he didn't want to be seen as a big Hollywood star.

"He was very down to earth, and mixed with the locals and the farmers. He was very well-liked."

Shaw's wife Virginia, and three of his children - Penny, Colin and Tom . will attend the unveiling of the memorial.

Shaw died of a heart attack during a break in filming of his last film, Avalanche Express. »

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