HOLLYWOOD actor Bo Hopkins, best known for his roles in films like American Graffiti and Wild Bunch, has died at the age of 80.

Hopkins' death at a California hospital on Saturday came several weeks after the actor suffered a heart attack. 

Hopkins' was confirmed by his wife Sian Hopkins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two were married for 33 years. 

The outlet reported that Hopkins died in Van Nuys, California at Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

“Graffiti got people out draggin’ and going up, and down streets cruisin’," the actor said of the classic car film, speaking to Shock Cinema magazine.

Decades later the actor was still appearing at classic car shows as a result of his role in American Graffiti, and the film's popularity among car lovers. 

Hopkins was born on February 2, 1938, in Greenville, South Carolina. His dad also suffered from a heart attack and passed away at age 39, when Hopkins was a young child.

Hopkins would serve in the US Army before returning to South Carolina and landing a role in a local theater production of The Teahouse of the August Moon. 

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