The film world mourns the loss of George Wilbur. The actor became known for his portrayal of killer Michael Myers in the “Halloween” films. The Connecticut-born American also worked as a stuntman. As such he was active for 40 years and participated in over 100 television and film projects. He was also a member of the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame. George passed away at the age of 81.
George’s stuntman colleague Christopher Durand announced the sad news on Facebook. He wrote, ” George P. Wilbur passed away last night. George, you were in a class of your own and were loved dearly. You will be missed.”
Other social media outlets also paid tribute to George, with actor Spencer Charnas tweeting: “RIP one of my favorite Michael Myers actors of all time, George P. Wilbur.” “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” writer Daniel Farrands commented, “It is very sad to hear of George’s passing. He was such a kind soul and a beloved member of the Halloween family.”