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Actor Tom 'Billy Jack' Laughlin dies

AP photo

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This October 1991 photo shows actor Tom "Billy Jack" Laughlin talking with residents at Eastern Depot Restaurant in Berlln, N.H. Laughlin, whose production and marketing of "Billy Jack" set a standard for breaking the rules on and off screen, has died. Laughlin's daughter told The Associated Press that he died Thursday, Dec. 12, at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Laughlin was 82 and Teresa Laughlin, who acted in the Billy Jack movies, said the cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Laughlin filmed much of the original "Billy Jack" movie in Prescott.