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Gunnar Hansen, known to horror-movie fans as the original "Leatherface" in the blood-and-guts classic "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974), has died at 68
In recent years, Hansen had been a regular at autograph shows, and in 2013 published his memoir "Chain Saw Confidential."
The actor was remembered as a gentle giant (6'4") whose personality was the opposite of that of his most famous character.
At the time of his death, from pancreatic cancer, Hansen was slated to star in "Death House," a horror film which he co-wrote.