Nick Fury died Sunday, the actor’s manager said, in a statement posted on his Facebook page.
He was 88.
A post on the Fury Facebook page said he died of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
The statement said the actor died of a heart attack.
He had been ill for the past few days.
His longtime manager, Tony Schwartz, told The Associated Press on Sunday that the actor was “in a great place” in his health and that he had been “one of my best friends for 20 years.”
“He was a great actor, he was a brilliant comedian, and he was an excellent and dedicated friend,” Schwartz said.
“Nick was a legend.”
Fury, who had played the role of General Jack Thompson in “Die Hard” for 15 years, was born on Feb. 18, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois.
He went to film school at UCLA, and in 1976 starred in the “Star Trek” television series.
He won a Golden Globe Award for best actor for playing the villainous character Colonel Stonewall Jackson in the 1978 “Blade Runner” film franchise.
Fury was best known for his portrayal of the character in the 1980s TV series “Daredevil” and appeared in “Dance Club,” which was also a hit.
He also appeared in movies like “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Escape from New York” and “The Hangover” as a bad guy in a series of episodes from the 1980’s.
Fame’s most recent film role was in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as the villain Loki in the 2016 blockbuster.
Fahrs brother, Michael, is the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.