Actor and membership proprietor Rio Del Valle Hackford, who appeared in movies and TV exhibits together with Jonah Hex, Swingers, Treme and The Mandalorian, died Thursday in Huntington Seaside, California, aged 52.
Hackford’s stepmother is British actress Helen Mirren.
His brother Alex Hackford mentioned he died after an sickness.
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Rio Hackford, who was the son of director Taylor Hackford, was remembered by associates for being a “connector of all types of individuals,” mentioned his buddy, screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis.
“Not merely obsessive about motion pictures and the way they mirrored and compelled, he was one thing extra: a superfan of innumerable scenes, of explicit gestures of unsung actors, bizarre profession turns, roaring comebacks, cinema swan songs,” DeVincentis wrote on Instagram.
Hackford was recognized for his joie de vivre and beneficiant embrace of artists at his golf equipment together with Matador and One-Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, the place he additionally owned Pal’s Lounge. One-Eyed Jacks was a preferred venue for various acts, and reopened in a brand new location after closing through the pandemic.
In San Francisco, he owned Homestead, and in Los Angeles he renovated the Monty bar simply west of downtown.
“He was an incredible magnet to artistic folks, with a Zelig-like path that might make a page-turner of a biography. He beloved the alchemy of personalities and skills, and was one of many nice facilitators on this respect,” DeVincentis continued.
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In The Mandalorian he was the on-set performer of the droid IG-11, who was voiced by Taiki Waititi.
Most lately, he performed a supervisor in Pam & Tommy.
Hackford had small appearances in motion pictures like taking part in a junkie in Fairly Girl and a bartender in Unusual Days earlier than showing as Skully in Swingers. The Skully character, who has a beef with Sue, was referred to as “Home of Ache” or “Hip Hop” within the ’90s indie favorite.
In supernatural Western Jonah Hex he performed Graydon Nash, and in New Orleans-set Treme he was Toby on a number of episodes.
He additionally directed music movies for acts together with Josh Homme’s Desert Classes and Corrosion of Conformity.
He’s survived by his spouse, musician Libby Grace; two kids; brother Alex; his father; and stepmother Helen Mirren.
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