Brit actor Edward Woodward dies at 79

Actor Edward Woodward has died at the age of 79, the BBC reports.

Woodward, who American viewers may remember from The Equalizer or 70s cult horror film The Wicker Man, and has appeared more recently on BBC soap EastEnders and in the movie Hot Fuzz, had been in ill health for a few months before his passing.

Woodward is survived by four children and his second wife, actress Michele Dotrice.