Reherman doing some cosplay work for Firefall

According to a statement made by his rep, the actor and athlete Lee Reherman, best known for his role as Hawk on the original series of American Gladiators, has passed away at the age of 49.

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Having originally failed to make the cut with the Miami Dolphins in the NFL, Reherman had a good run on Gladiators before moving into TV series (Angel, Hannah Montana) and movies (Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Last Action Hero).

Reherman was also the host of G4's Arena and also Forza Motorsport Showdown, did voice work in games like Dead Rising 3 and served as a cosplay model for online shooter Firefall.

As Hawk on American Gladiators