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In an April 27, 2012 photo, Russell Means stands in front of "I La Lin Kte Lo," a painting by Oglala Lakota artist Gerald Cournoyer, in the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention and appeared in several Hollywood films, died early Monday at his ranch. He was 72. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)
In an April 27, 2012 photo, Russell Means stands in front of "I La Lin Kte Lo," a painting by Oglala Lakota artist Gerald Cournoyer, in the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention and appeared in several Hollywood films, died early Monday at his ranch. He was 72. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)

Means' Hollywood career continued until his death

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — American Indian activist Russell Means kept busy with his Hollywood career even as he battled the cancer that finally took his life.

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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 Sante 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."

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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