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Hawaii Five-O star William Smith dies at 88: Actor starred with Eastwood in Any Which Way You Can

Hawaii Five-O star William Smith dies at 88: Hollywood veteran actor famously played Clint Eastwood’s nemesis in Any Which Way You Can

Famous actor and athlete William Smith, star of such titles as Laredo and Rich Man, Poor Man, has died at the age of 88. 

Smith passed away on Monday at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, his wife, Joanne Cervelli Smith, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter

A cause of death was not revealed. 

RIP: Famous actor and athlete William Smith, star of such titles as Laredo and Rich Man, Poor Man, has died at the age of 88; seen here circa 1975

Standing at 6ft2in tall, the brawny Smith cultivated a popular tough guy image in Hollywood, appearing into of the more famous fight scenes in movie history.

One was in 1970’s Darker Than Amber, in which William’s villainous bodybuilder character squared opposite Rod Taylor in one of the most violent and realistic brawl scenes of all time. 

And ten years later, he appeared in Any Which Way You Can alongside Clint Eastwood, in which they participated in cinematic fist fight through the streets and restaurants of Wyoming. 

Hollywood tough guy: Standing at 6ft2in tall, the brawny Smith cultivated a popular tough guy image in Hollywood, appearing in titles ranging from Laredo to Any Which Way You Can

Hollywood tough guy: Standing at 6ft2in tall, the brawny Smith cultivated a popular tough guy image in Hollywood, appearing in titles ranging from Laredo to Any Which Way You Can

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