'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Star John Saxon Dead at 83

He also starred in 'Enter the Dragon,' 'Black Christmas' and more
'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Star John Saxon Dead at 83
John Saxon in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'
John Saxon — a veteran actor whose numerous credits include multiple appearances in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise — has died. The actor died as a result of pneumonia. He was 83.

Saxon racked up over 200 credits over the course of his lengthy career. In addition to playing Lt. Donald "Don" Thompson in the Nightmare franchise, he appeared in Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon, the cult classic horror film Black Christmas, Dario Argento's Tenebrae, the Clint Eastwood film Joe Kidd and Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn, among many others.

Saxon's television roles included The Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky and Hutch, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, The A-Team and Melrose Place

Saxon's death was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by his third wife Gloria. Saxon had previously been married to screenwriter Mary Ann Murphy and actor Elizabeth Saxon. He is also survived by his son Antonio and his sister Dolores. 

Read some tributes to Saxon below.