‘The Birds’ Actor Rod Taylor Dies
Prolific actor, Rod Taylor has died. He was 84.
He died of natural causes Wednesday, his rep tells PEOPLE.
Taylor appeared in more than 50 Hollywood films throughout his career. Some of these films include The Time Machine and The Train Robbers to The Catered Affair. He went on to voice ‘Pongo’ in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians and later played Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds.
He most memorable role was playing ‘Mitch Brenner’ in Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1963 classic The Birds, opposite Tippi Hedren.
“There are so many incredible feelings I have for him. Rod was a great pal to me and a real strength, we were very, very good friends,” Hedren, 84, said in a statement. “He was one of the most fun people I have ever met, thoughtful and classy, there was everything good in that man.”
Taylor survived by Carol, his wife of 35 years, and their daughter Felicia.