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A Bridge Too Far star Hardy Krüger has died at the age of 93 in California, his family have confirmed.

The star was best known for appearing in WWII flick A Bridge Too Far as Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Karl Ludwig. He also appeared in The Flight of the Phoenix and Wild Geese.

A statement released by Krüger's agency read: "His warmth of heart, joie de vivre, and his unshakable sense of justice will make him unforgettable."

He died "suddenly and unexpectedly" at his home in California on Wednesday (January 20).

Tributes have already been pouring in for the late star on social media, with one fan writing: "One of Germany's first movie heartthrobs passed away at 93. RIP Hardy Krüger."

Someone else said: "Ad Astra Hardy Krüger. Thank you for the countless adventures and trips."

While BBC journalist Patrick Jackson added: "Thanks also for giving us the scariest officer ever in Barry Lyndon."

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