Hollywood has paid tribute to Martin Landau who passed away at the age of 89.
The American actor was best known for his role in the television series Mission: Impossible - in which he played versatile covert-operations agent Rollin Hand - as well as his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in 1994 Tim Burton film Ed Wood.
He also starred in Woody Allen film Crimes and Misdemeanours (1989).
Following the news, figures from Hollywood paid tribute to the actor on social media.
Condolences to the family of Martin Landau.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) July 17, 2017
Sad to hear of the passing of a wonderful actor. Martin Landau R.I.P. Thoughts and Prayers with his family. pic.twitter.com/IV1IcTVOVV
— Robert Patrick 🇺🇸 (@robertpatrickT2) July 17, 2017
Martin Landau was awesome. NXNW, Mission Impossible, a zillion guest roles, never giving less than 100%. THEN, Ed Wood, for God's sake!
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 17, 2017
RIP Martin Landau. Crimes and Misdemeanors, one of my favorites.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 17, 2017
Another Hollywood legend - horror filmmaker George A Romero - passed away yesterday (16 July) at the age of 77 sparking tributes from the world of entertainment. Both Romero and Landau share a credit - Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest (1959) in which the latter starred and Romero worked as a production assistant in the early stages of his career.