MOVIE legend, Ricou Browning, played a myriad of underwater roles throughout his Hollywood career.
The 93-year-old creative force passed away on February 27, 2023.
Ricou Browning was known for his role in the 1954 film, Creature from the Black LagoonBobby Bank/WireImage
Who was Ricou Browning?
Ricou Browning was born in Fort Pierce, Florida, on February 16, 1930.
The film star was multi-talented and throughout his career wore various hats including ones of a film director, actor, producer, screenwriter, underwater cinematographer, and stuntman.
Browning is best known for underwater stunt work and his numerous roles, including:
Gill-man in the 1954 film, Creature from the Black Lagoon.Stuntman in the 1954 film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Double for Jerry Lewis in the 1959 film, Don’t Give Up the Ship
He also directed a handful of iconic scenes like the harpoon-filled fight in 1965’s Thunderball, an underwater scene in 1983’s Never Say Never Again, and the candy bar-in-the-pool sequence in 1980’s Caddyshack.
What was his cause of death?
Browning passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023, of natural causes.
His daughter, Kim Browning, told The Hollywood Reporter: “He had a fabulous career in the film industry, providing wonderful entertainment for past and future generations.”
Was Ricou Browning married?
Browning was married to his wife Fran, who died back in March 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He had four children: a son, Ricou Browning Jr., and three daughters, Renee, Kelly, and Kim.
GettyRicou Browning (left)[/caption]
Jr followed in his father’s footsteps to become an actor and stuntman.
At the time of his death, Browning was a grandfather to 10 children, as well as a great-grandfather to 11.