Jack Kehler dead at 75: The Big Lebowski actor dies after 'complications of leukemia'

JACK Kehler, known for appearing in The Big Lebowski, died in Los Angeles on Saturday following a battle with Leukemia.

His representative confirmed the unfortunate news.

Jack's representative at SMS Talent – the agency that represented him – confirmed that he died over the weekend, The Hollywood Reporter revealed.

The actor had been battling leukemia and his passing is said to be the result of complications from the disease.

He passed away at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He was 75 years old.

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Following the news, Twitter was flooded with reactions to his passing.

One fan wrote: "RIP Jack Kehler. We'll miss you, friend."

Another tweeted: "One last joke from a legend. RIP Jack Kehler."

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The tweet referenced a famous line of Jack's and his death date.

The quote comes from The Big Lebowski: "Dude, tomorrow's already the 10th."

He famously played Dude's landlord in the film.


The iconic actor was born in Philadelphia in 1946.

He studied to become an actor at the Actors Studio.

Jack's career kicked off in 1983 when he played a gas station attendant in Strange Invaders.

Eventually, he landed a role played Sergeant Cooper in the comedy show Fresno.

He went on to appear in Point Break alongside Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

Later, Jack starred in Lawrence Kasdan's crime drama Grand Canyon.

He also appeared in Waterworld, McKenna and Murder One.

Jack's career continued well into the 2000s with roles on 7th Heaven, NYPD Blue, 24 and Mad Men.

He landed film parts in both Men in Black II and Fever Pitch.

His last TV appearance came in Hulu's Love, Victor.

He played a landlord yet again in the series.


Jack is survived by his wife, Shawn Casey.

The duo had a son named Eddie Kehler.

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He was married to a woman called Mari-Anne.

The couple had a child – Jack's only grandson – named Liam.

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