Without a shadow of doubt, the saddest news over the weekend was that of Gunnar Hansen’s passing at the age of 68. Mike Eisenstadt, Gunnar’s agent, confirmed the news and shared that Leatherface “is one of the most iconic evil figures in the history of cinema..”, a comment which is 100% fact.
Gunnar passed away at his home in Maine on Saturday after suffering with pancreatic cancer for some time. Despite his feeling that making “chainsaw” was no fun, he was still active in recent times and had a project in the works that he was both a writer and producer on. That film is called ‘Death House’ and is still scheduled for release according to Gunnar’s agent.
If you care to know more about Gunnar and want an insight in to what went on behind the scenes of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, check out his book; you can grab it a the link below.
I don’t know about you but I sure as hell will be watching Leatherface in all his glory later on tonight!