Derrick O'Connor, Irish character actor best known for his appearance as villain Pieter Vorstedt in Lethal Weapon 2 and for his roles in three films of director Terry Gilliam, has died of pneumonia at the age of 77 on Friday, June 29 in Santa Barbara, according to his publicist Jane Ayer.
Born on 3 January 1941 in Dublin was raised in London. He had lived in the United States since 1990 and most recently living, he had been living in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara together with his wife, Mimi O'Connor.
The actor starred in Terry Gilliam’s three movies; Jabberwocky, Time Bandits and Brazil. He also worked opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1999's End of Days.
Derrick also starred in John Boorman’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Hope and Glory.
Additionally, he also appeared on television shows including Alias, Monk, Carnivale, Tracey Takes On, Monk, She Wrote, Murder and Ghost.
Derrick is survived by his wife, Mimi O'Connor, and son, Max O'Connor. The private funeral of the late actor will be attended by his close friends and family members in San Francisco.