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The Shining actor Joe Turkel dies at age 94

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Joe Turkel, the actor of "The Shining", died at the age of 94. Fox News Digital confirmed on Friday. 

"It's very sad to share the death of his great friend and client Joe Turkel," said Turkel's representative Chris Carbo said. 

"Joe was a lightning bolt and was very enthusiastic about talking about movies, baseball and life. Every time we talked, he immediately made me laugh with a bad joke. "

"Blade Runner" and "The Shining" actor Joe Turkel has died at 94.

" Blade Runner "and" Shining " Actor Joe Turkel died at the age of 94.(Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images)

Carbo continued, "I'm very proud that he's the only actor. I loved sharing his experiences with family, friends and fans in a Stanley Kubrick movie. He's an old Brooklyn man who loves to meet his brother, two sons and grandchildren. I'm always grateful for the time I spend with this legend. No money here, Mr. Takel ... you'll always be more human than human. "

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Turkel's three Stanley Kubrick films are "The Killing," "Paths Glory," and "Shining." He is most famous for his role as the bartender of "The Shining", Ryodo.

Turkel also played a major role as Dr. Eldon Tyrrell in the 1982 "Blade Runner" .

Bartender Joe Turkel starred alongside Jack Nicholson in "The Shining." 

Bartender Joe Turkel Jacks in "The Shining" Starred with Nicholson.  (Photo by Warner Bros. / Getty Images)

According to various reports, the actor died in Santa Monica, California on Monday. The cause of death was not shared.

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Takel in Brooklyn, New YorkBornAnd when he was 17, he joined the army and served in World War II. The following year he moved to California to pursue his acting career. He landed in 1949 in his first role, City Across the River.

He has a 40-year career in the film industry and has played roles in "Kingrat," "The Sand Pebbles," and "Saint Valentine's Day Massacre." His last role was "Insanity" released in 1990.

Turkel had a 40-year-long acting career in Hollywood prior to retiring in 1997.

Before retiring in 1997, Takeru He had a 40-year acting career in Hollywood.(Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega / WireImage)

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His official retirement from acting was after announcing a spin-off of the "Blade Runner" video game in 1997.

Turkel is surviving by two sons, Craig and Robert, and his brother David Tarkel.

Janelle Ash is an entertainment writer for FoxNews Digital.