March 4, 1947|
|Died||November 7, 2015
Northeast Harbor, Maine, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin|
Gunnar Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015) was an Icelandic-American actor and author. He was best known for playing the mentally-ill cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
Hansen was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was raised in Maine and in Austin, Texas. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin. Hansen died of pancreatic cancer on November 7, 2015 at the age of 68.