Walter Barnes’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 26, 1918

Death Date

Jan 6, 1998

Age of Death

79 years

Cause of Death

Diabetes

Profession

Movie Actor

The movie actor Walter Barnes died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Character actor who appeared in such films as High Plains Drifter and Westbound and in such TV series as Bonanza and Gunsmoke. He began as a professional football player and was recruited to western films for his tough and rugged appearance.

His wife, Britta Barnes, was also an actor. The couple’s two children, Lara Wendel and Michel Barnes, also pursued acting careers.

His friendship with Clint Eastwood on Rawhide later led him to several roles in Eastwood’s films. He retired from acting in 1987 and became increasingly ill due to his diabetes. Barnes died on January 6, 1998.