WALKER, TEXAS RANGER star Noble Willingham has died of natural causes, aged 72.

The actor, who appeared in such celluloid classics as CHINATOWN and PAPER MOON, passed away at his Palm Springs home.

In 2000, Willingham was a Republican nominee for a congressional seat in eastern Texas, but lost out to Democrat candidate MAX SANDLIN.

His last movie, BLIND HORIZON, starred Val Kilmer and was filmed in 2002. It's due to be released later this year (04).

21/01/2004 17:24