Breaking: American Grafitti actor Bo Hopkins died at the age of 80 following heart attack

Bo Hopkins got his start in feature films as Crazy Lee in the iconic 1969 western The Wild Bunch

Bo Hopkins, has appeared in classics like “American Graffiti,” “The Wild Bunch,” “Midnight Express”

The actor was born William Hopkins in Greenville, S.C. on February 2, 1942

He later changed his name to “Bo” in reference to the character he played in “Bus Stop”

Bo Hopkins later learned he was an adopted child and went on to meet his birth parents

The news of his death was broken to a US news outlet, after they were informed by Bo's wife of 33 years, Sian

The star had an amazing career spanning seven decades