American actor Paul Winfield has died of a heart attack - he was 62.

The SOUNDER star - who was OSCAR-nominated for his role in the drama - carved out a very successful career across the stage, television and movie formats.

His portrayal of tragic human rights campaigner MARTIN LUTHER KING Jnr earned him acclaim but it was only when he appeared as a guest star in American show PICKET FENCES that he earned a EMMY award.

Winfield is survived by his sister PATRICIA WILSON.

09/03/2004 17:06