John Saxon Dies at 83
Actor John Saxon has died at the age of 83, as confirmed via media outlets. Saxon, who portrayed Donald Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and then a version of himself in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, was a fan favorite of the franchise and will be deeply missed.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
Update: Saxon’s Nightmare co-stars also fondly remembered working with him as posted on Twitter:
RIP John Saxon. My charming costar in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, DREAM WARRIORS and WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE. John was my link to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Sharing stories of working with Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood Audrey Hepburn, Robert Redford & Bruce Lee. pic.twitter.com/ALYCRB2idF
— Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) July 26, 2020
In 3 Nightmare films John Saxon played the tough guy, the distant father and the hard nosed cop but I came to know him as the kindest, most encouraging and dignified gentleman, father and husband to Gloria. That shooting star you see tonight is him. pic.twitter.com/Tw31HNh88x
— Heather Langenkamp (@LangenkampH) July 26, 2020