L.Q. Jones, Veteran Western Actor Dead at 94

L.Q. Jones L.Q. Jones, a veteran of the television and film industry passed away. He was 94.

The actor's grandchild, Erte deGarces, confirmed Jones died in a letter

deGarces stated that his grandfather passed away on Saturday from natural causes, 

while he was surrounded by his family who resided at the home of his grandfather in Hollywood Hills, California.

Jones has survived three sons: his sons Randy and Steve along with daughter Mindy as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Born as Justice Ellis McQueen on Aug. 19, 1927, in Beaumont, Texas,

The actor eventually adopted his stage name after his first film appearance -- in the film Battle Cry from 1955. Raoul Walsh film Battle Cry as per Variety.

In the following years, Jones took part in different film projects, among them the majority of Sam Peckinpah's western films,

like The Wild Bunch, Ride the High Country, Major Dundee, The Battle of Cable Hogue and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

He was also in a variety of films, including Casino, The Edge, The Patriot and The Mask of Zorro.

His last film appearance included in 2006's A Prairie Home Companion.

Along with a host of credits for acting in films, Jones made many appearances on TV as in Gunsmoke,

The Virginian and Bonanza, along with Charlie's Angels, Hawaii-Five-0 and The Incredible Hulk.

Jones also was an indie filmmaker. The Wrap reports, helping to make four films over the course of his lengthy career.

such as 1975's science-fiction comedy A Boy and His Dog that he directed and produced, as well as composed the script for.