Legendary actor Gene Hackman has been involved in a serious accident whilst riding his bike in the Florida Keys. Hackman was hit by a car and needed to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. The Oscar-winning 81 year-old actor suffered injuries to his head and body but fortunately left hospital after treatment. The accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
Hackman officially retired from acting in 2004 after working on political comedy WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT opposite (supposed) funny man Ray Romano. Incredible roles in THE FRENCH CONNECTION, THE CONVERSATION, UNFORGIVEN and MISSISSIPPI BURNING will forever secure Hackman as a Hollywood legend. Whispers of a return to acting have also been rumoured.