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Actor Cliff Robertson Dies at 88

7 years ago by Troy Rogers

Oscar winning actor Cliff Robertson died on Saturday at the age of 88 after it was confirmed that Robertson passed away at home in New York of natural causes.

According to USA Today actor Cliff Robertson died of natural cause on Saturday at his home in Stony Brook, New York. Although Cliff Robertson was best known to this generation as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man films, Robertson had a long and successful film career. Robertson played President John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109 and won an Oscar for the 1968 film Charly, playing as a mentally challenged man who temporarily becomes a genius after an operation.

Following the death of Cliff Robertson, daughter Stephanie Saunders issued a statement about her father’s legacy as a man and actor. “He stood by his family, friends and colleagues through good times and bad,” said Saunders. “He made a difference in all our lives and made our world a better place. We will all miss him terribly.”

Cliff Robertson was 88 year-old at the time of his death.

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Troy Rogers began his online career in 2002 as a news writer for the popular Screenwriter's Voice website. Since then Troy has gone on to write for such outlets as The Deadbolt and UGO.com and has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and executives in a decade.