Death of Tom Laughlin

August 10, 1931 - December 12, 2013
Thousand Oaks, California | Age 82

'Billy Jack' creator dead at age 82
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BY HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-writer-director Tom Laughlin, whose production and marketing of "Billy Jack" set a standard for breaking the rules on and off screen, has died.

Laughlin's daughter told The Associated Press that he died Thursday at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Laughlin was 82 and Teresa Laughlin, who acted in the Billy Jack movies, said the cause of death was complications from pneumonia.


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