sioux falls, sd
American Indian activist Russell Means kept busy with his Hollywood career even as he battled the cancer that finally took his life.
Means died Monday in Porcupine, S.D.
The Internet Movie Database reports that Means had recently completed projects, and had more in the works.
Means appeared in a film called "Tiger Eyes," which was based on a Judy Blume novel. Means' son, Tatanka Means, starred. The film screened Sunday at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
The Means duo also are credited in "Winnetou: The Beginning," set for a 2013 release.
Russell Means got his start with the blockbuster "The Last of the Mohicans" playing Daniel Day Lewis' adopted father. He also performed in TV shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger," ''Nash Bridges" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."