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Buddy Duress cause of death: How did Buddy Duress die?

Buddy Duress cause of death: How did Buddy Duress die?

Actor Buddy Duress known for his work on films such as the Safdie Brothers’ Good Time and Heaven Knows What has died.

Duress’ death was confirmed by his brother Christopher Stathis, who revealed to People that the actor died in Nov. 2023.

Buddy Duress cause of death
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Who was Buddy Duress?

Buddy Duress was an American actor known for his roles in Heaven Knows What, Good Time, Funny Pages, and Person to Person.

Duress was born in May 1985 in the New York City borough of Queens. He was a frequent collaborator of the Safdie brothers.

He had a history of legal troubles, having been locked up in New York City’s Rikers Island at least 10 times with charges including heroin possession and identity theft.

In 2013, he was supposed to leave Rikers for an in-patient program for individuals with drug addiction issues, but instead fled and spent almost a year homeless, on the run from the authorities.

 How did Buddy Duress die

Buddy Duress cause of death: How did Buddy Duress die?

Buddy Duress died of a drug overdose in November 2023. His death was announced on February 23, 2024.

Filmmaker Jay Karales, who directed Duress in his film Mass State Lottery, confirmed the actor’s passing on Friday on X (formerly Twitter), remembering him as “an absolute treasure” who “brought a certain authenticity and charisma to the screen that you just don’t see anymore.”

News of the actor’s passing sparked a flurry of tributes on social media. On X, one fan wrote, “Deeply sad to find out Duress passed away. Without exaggeration, he’s the best performer in Good Time, second only to Robert Pattinson himself.”

On Reddit, another person wrote, “He was my favourite part in Good Time. May he rest in peace,” with somebody else adding, “Such an incredible, raw, and authentic performance in Good Time. Unforgettable. A real loss to the world of cinema; dude had so much potential.”

In addition to his brother Christopher, Duress is survived by his mother Jo-Anne.

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