Canadian Stony Cree actor Gordon Tootoosis has passed away at the age of 69. The television and film star of projects like Legends of the Fall, North of 60, Wapos Bay and most recently, Blackstone, passed away in a Saskatoon hospital after suffering a bout of pneumonia.
Tootoosis’ career in the entertainment industry spanned over 37 years, beginning with Alien Thunder in 1974.
Having also made contributions to social work, politics and the arts, Tootoosis was celebrated with the Order of Canada on October 29, 2004. The award recognized his work in being an inspirational role model for Aboriginal youth.