The larger-than-life fisherman/sharkhunter Frank Mundus, said to be the inspiration for the character of Quint in Jaws, passed away last week.

His wife said he suffered a heart attack, his second in less than a week.

According to one article he once harpooned a 4,500 pound great white shark, and caught another 3,400 lb one with a rod and reel.

The article also quoted him as once saying “I had a lot of close calls,” he once said. “Probably too many close calls.”

For most people in the world of sharks, one close call is too many.

He called Jaws the “funniest and the stupidest” movie he had ever seen.