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Jeep Swenson

Jeep Swenson, a character actor who most recently appeared in Warner Bros.’ “Batman & Robin,” died Aug. 18 of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 40.

An internationally known bodybuilder and former professional wrestler known as “Jeep the Mercenary,” the 6-foot-tall, 400-pound Swenson was featured in fitness magazines and TV and print ads.

In “Batman & Robin,” he appeared as Bane, the evil sidekick of Uma Thurman’s character, Poison Ivy.

Additional feature credits include “No Holds Barred,” “The Big Brawl” and “Bulletproof.” He also appeared a number of times on the TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

He is survived by his wife, Erin; and daughter Kayleigh.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn, 6300 Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, CA 90068. Hulk Hogan and James Caan will deliver eulogies.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

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