What Did Hal Needham Die From? What Killed Him?
Not everybody knew the real cause of Hal Needham death. Hal Needham, was a famous American stuntman who awed Hollywood for years before directing his pal Burt Reynolds in such films as Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run. He died on October 2013 at the age of 82.
Names Of Movies Directed By Hal Needham
Below are list of movies Hal Needham directed and featured on.
- The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)
- Shoot Out at Big Sag (1962)
- McLintock! (1963)
- Advance to the Rear (1964)
- In Harm’s Way (1965)
- The Great Race (1965)
- The War Wagon (1967)
- The Devil’s Brigade (1968)
- The Undefeated (1969)
- Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
- One More Train to Rob (1971)
- The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
- McQ (1974)
- Blazing Saddles (1974)
- French Connection II (1975)
- W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
- Take a Hard Ride (1975)
- Jackson County Jail (1976)
- The Cannonball Run (1981)
- Megaforce (1982)
- Stroker Ace (1983)
- Cannonball Run II (1984)
What Did Hal Needham Die From?
Hal Needham was pronounced dead on October 2013 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Hal Needham, who received a honorary Oscar in November at the Governors Awards, died Friday in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer.
Named highest-paid stuntman in the movies, Needham got his first directing job in 1976 with Smokey and the Bandit after he approached Reynolds (he often doubled for the actor) with a yarn about a good old boy and his trucker friend who must transport a load of beer across state lines. Reynolds loved the idea, and the stuntman found himself in the director’s chair — and a screenwriter to boot.