More on Major Richard Winters’ passing. CNN has this quote from Damian Lewis:
Actor Damian Lewis, who portrayed Winters in the series, told CNN that Winters’ support for him during the production was “generous and unstinting. I’ll never forget his rallying cry to me to ‘hang tough!’
“He has died quietly, in private, without fanfare and with the same modesty that he lived his life as one of the true heroes of his generation,” Lewis added.
You can read tributes from other Band of Brothers cast members at the BlackSkyRadio.com Band of Brothers blog here. Their show on Wednesday will pay tribute to Winters and will feature guests ‘Wild’ Bill Guarnere, Babe Heffron and Captain Dale Dye.
A public memorial service for Major Richard Winters will be held at a later date.
There are dozens of articles on Winters’ death online – here’s a small selection:
Wgal.com – Susquehanna Valley Native Maj. Dick Winters Dies
AP – `Band of Brothers’ inspiration Winters dies at 92
Lebanon Daily News – A hero, at rest
LancasterONline.com – SLIDESHOW: Richard “Dick” Winters, leader of ‘Band of Brothers’
Mail Online – ‘He was one hell of a guy’: Band Of Brothers war hero Major Richard ‘Dick’ Winters, 92, dies
Lebanon Daily News – ‘Band of Brothers’ hero dies
LancasterONline.com – Remembering Dick Winters
NYTimes – Richard Winters Dies at 92; Led ‘Band of Brothers’