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3.  Died of a heart attack in Mexico at age 50.  He was suffering from lung cancer and had gone to Mexico for surgery.  He had sought unconventional treatments during the last months of his life.

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9.  He took a few years off after The Towering Inferno (1974), reportedly turning down roles in Apocalypse Now and Close Encounters.  He came back with An Enemy of the People (1978) based on a work by Henrik Ibsen.  It was a personal project for McQueen who wanted to prove that he could act as well as star in blockbusters.  The studio gave it a limited release and it was a flop at the box office.

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