Acclaimed ‘Men In Black’ Actor Dead After Surgery



Lanny Flaherty, an acclaimed actor who made appearances in such hit films as ‘Men In Black 3,’ and Woody Harrelson’s classic ‘Natural Born Killers,’ has reportedly tragically passed away at the age of 81.

The cause of death, though not confirmed, was reportedly a botched surgery which caused complications for Flaherty, ultimately leading to his untimely death. His passing was unexpected, and sudden.

Flaherty attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. We found this demo reel of Flaherty’s acting on a Youtube channel including the name of the star. See that video below…

He made his television debut in an episode of “The Equalizer” with Edward Woodward, going on to make appearances in “Lonesome Dove,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” and “The Cosby Show.”

No details on a memorial service, or burial arrangements have been made yet, though it is expected that Flaherty will be cremated. It is estimated that Flaherty’s net worth ranged anywhere from $1-$2 million after his death.

BNN reported on Flaherty’s death…

When the news broke, it felt like an unexpected cut in a well-edited film—the kind that leaves you gasping, caught off-guard. Lanny Flaherty, the seasoned actor whose portrayal of Big Al in the 1993 cult classic Blood In, Blood Out made him a memorable presence, has left the stage for the final time. At 81, following surgery in New York City, the city that had become his home, Flaherty’s passing marks the end of an era for those who knew him and for fans of his extensive body of work.

Flaherty, a native of Troy who completed his education in Pontotoc High School, Mississippi, was more than just a character actor; he was a chameleon on screen. His journey from the South to the heart of New York City’s bustling acting scene is a testament to his dedication and passion for the craft. While Big Al remains one of his most celebrated roles, Flaherty’s career spanned decades, offering a variety of characters that showcased his range and ability to steal any scene he was part of. His legacy, enriched by the diverse roles he embraced, leaves an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.


Flaherty will surely be missed. His contributions to acting and film will never be forgotten. We pray for his family, and loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

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