The 94-year-old actor - who was best known for portraying bartender Lloyd in 'The Shining' and the creator of the replicants in 'Blade Runner' - passed away last Monday (27.06.22)
He took his last breath at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, at the age of 94, his family have announced.
The actor began his movie career int he late 1940s, with roles in the likes of 'City Across the River'.
Born in Brooklyn on July 15, 1927, Turkel joined the army at age 17, serving in Europe during World War II. After the war, he moved to California to pursue an acting career that would last through four decades.
Turkel worked in over 100 projects, including films such as "King Rat," "The Sand Pebbles," "The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" and his final film, "The Dark Side of the Moon."
His final film appearance came in 1990's 'The Dark Side of the Moon' but he reprised his 'Blade Runner' role of Tyrell for a voiceover in a 1997 video game.
Shortly before he passed away, Joe completed a memoir titled 'The Misery of Success', which his family plan to publish later this year.
He is survived by sons Craig and Robert, brother David, and two grandchildren.