Gainesville’s Scrooge, Rusty Salling, Dies from Cancer at 67

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Well-known local actor Rusty Salling died this weekend after a 14-month battle with cancer.

The Hippodrome State Theater made the announcement:

Salling was best known for his role as Scrooge in the theater’s annual performance of “A Christmas Carol.” In particular, his drawn-out voicing of “bahhhh, humbug” was a fan favorite.

He spoke with WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend in 2010 and again in 2012 about how much he enjoyed the role.

Salling was 67. Here is his obituary.

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