Newscaster-turned-Scarface star Mario Machado has died, aged 78.

The China-born actor, who was Los Angeles' first Asian-American Tv news anchor in the 1960s, died on Saturday (04May13) from complications of pneumonia.

He won eight Emmy Awards as a newsman and producer, and he branched out into movies, landing roles in films like Scarface, Robocop and Rocky Iii.