Hillary Busis
April 19, 2011 AT 03:57 PM EDT

Michael Sarrazin — best known for starring opposite Jane Fonda in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? — has died after a brief illness, CBC News reports. The Quebec City-born actor also appeared in films including The Flim-Flam Man, The Sweet Ride, and Sometimes a Great Notion. He can also be seen in Walter Salles’s upcoming adaptation of On the Road, starring Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart.

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