Walter Matthau Dies At 79

Saturday, July 1st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Hollywood says goodbye Saturday to actor comedian Walter Matthau.

Matthau, famous for his role as the lovable Oscar Madison in the movie "The Odd Couple", died of a heart attack at a California hospital early Saturday morning.

He also gained stardom for his role in "Grumpy Old Men" and " The Fortune Cookie."

Matthau survived several illnesses in his lifetime, including a heart attack in 1966 and heart surgery in 1976.

Matthau was 79 years old.