Actor Roy Scheider, best remembered for his role as police chief Brody in Steven Spielberg’s JAWS, died on Sunday. The actor was diagnosed with myeloma in 2004 and according to The New York Times, “Mr. Scheider […] died of complications from a staph infection, his wife, Brenda Seimer, said.”
Mr Scheider also appeared in such famous films as The French Connection and All that Jazz, recieving Academy Award nominations for both.
Besides his wife, Scheider is survived by his three children, Christian Verrier Scheider and Molly Mae Scheider, with Ms. Seimer, and Maximillia Connelly Lord, from an earlier marriage to Cynthia Bebout; a brother, Glenn Scheider and two grandchildren.