Jaws’ OG Shark Snack Victim Susan Backlinie Dies at 77

Jaws' OG Shark Snack Victim Susan Backlinie Dies at 77
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Remem­ber that ter­ri­fy­ing “Jaws” open­ing scene? The one that made you swear off swim­ming in the ocean for­ev­er? Yep, the actress behind that icon­ic scream, Susan Back­lin­ie, is sad­ly no more.

TMZ reports that Susan passed away at her Cal­i­for­nia home on Sat­ur­day morn­ing. Her cause of death is still unknown, but her hus­band, Har­vey Swin­dall, is remem­ber­ing her as the most incred­i­ble per­son he ever knew. We send our deep­est con­do­lences to Har­vey dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.

While “Jaws” was her most famous role (and let’s be hon­est, the one that will live on in infamy for­ev­er), Susan was a tal­ent­ed actress and stunt­woman with a long career in Hollywood. 

She got her start in 1975 with “Jaws” and went on to work on films like “The Great Mup­pet Caper” and “Day of the Ani­mals.” She even reunit­ed with Steven Spiel­berg to spoof her icon­ic scene in his movie “1941.” Talk about full circle!

But even with all those oth­er cred­its, Susan will always be remem­bered as the woman who got chomped by a shark in “Jaws.” And hey, there are worse ways to be remem­bered, right? At least she left a last­ing impression!

Susan was 77 years old. Rest in peace, Susan! You’ll be missed. ✌

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