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[RIP] ‘Toxic Avenger’ Actor John Altamura Suffers Heart Attack and Passes Away

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[RIP] 'Toxic Avenger' Actor John Altamura Suffers Heart Attack and Passes Away

We at Dark Universe are shocked and saddened to announce the passing of actor John Altamura. He will be most remembered for playing the title role in The Toxic Avenger Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie. These two Troma classics have inspired many new filmmakers due to their inventive gory slapstick and subversive humour.

Lorraine Altamura, John’s brother, explained that John died from a heart attack. We don’t have other details at the moment.

John Altamura was instrumental in making these some of the most fun movies ever made. His collaborative performance alongside Ron Fazio helped cement Toxie as one of the most iconic superheroes ever seen on film. One of his most impressive achievements was how likeable he made a character who spends most of his time ripping people’s guts out. Part II in particular stands out as a hilarious and enjoyable masterpiece of Troma cinema.

If you want to honour John Altamura’s memory what better way than by watching this grand love letter to silliness?

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