Actor, NFL star Bernie Casey dies at 78 

Posted: 12:30 pm Thursday, September 21st, 2017

By Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

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Iconic star of “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” Bernie Casey died Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to reports.

Having spent the last few days in the hospital, the beloved actor and former NFL star died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones after recently falling ill.

In 1969, Casey made his acting debut in “Guns of the Magnificent Seven,” and he went on to co-star in over 80 films. His most recent roles include “When I Find the Ocean” (2006), “Babylon 5” (1995) and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1994).

Before turning to acting, he was a standout NFL star, spending six years playing for the San Francisco 49ers and another two years with the Los Angeles Rams.

Casey also had a strong passion for the arts, being especially fond of painting and poetry.

He was 78.

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