Ernest Borgnine, the Oscar-winning actor whose films included From Here to Eternity, Marty, The Wild Bunch, The Poseidon Adventure and Escape from New York, has died. He was 95.

The actor's publicist, Harry Flynn, said that Borgnine died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, having been admitted to hospital on Tuesday following a check-up.

Borgnine had undergone surgery a month ago and a statement from his family said he "had been in excellent health until a recent illness".

His last film, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez, will be released later this year.

Born Ermes Effron Borgino in Hamden, Connecticut, Borgnine served for 10 years in the US Navy and was a gunner's mate on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II.

After the war, he used his money from the GI Bill to study drama and became a stage actor, going on to make his screen debut in 1951.

He won the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for his performance in 1955's Marty.

Among his other film credits were Johnny Guitar, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Flight of the Phoenix and The Dirty Dozen; he also starred in the TV series McHale's Navy and Airwolf and voiced Mermaid Man in SpongeBob SquarePants.

Married five times, he was thrice Emmy-nominated, his last nomination coming in 2009 for his guest appearance in ER.