Hansen, who had a long career in film and television in various on-camera and production roles, was always infamous for how he portrayed the scary, gruesome Leatherface in a movie that wound up being remade six times since its original run in 1974.
Grief poured in from all around after news of Hansen's death spread:
Sad news about the passing of Gunnar Hansen. Interviewed him a few times and found him - as so many horror icons - to be utterly charming.
— Mark Kermode (@KermodeMovie) November 8, 2015