Oscar nominated actor Roy Scheider died Sunday at the age of 75. According to Variety, Scheider was best known for his roles in such classic films as The French Connection, All That Jazz and Jaws.

Scheider was born in Orange, New Jersey and competed in boxing and baseball before pursuing theater in college. He appeared in a number of small productions before he got his first big role, co-starring with Jane Fonda in the classic Klute. No information has been released on his cause of death, but he had been diagnosed with myeloma and subsequently underwent a bone marrow transplant.

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Scheider is survived by his wife Brenda, two daughters and a son.