WASHINGTON — Actor James Caan, recognized for his position as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather,” died Wednesday evening, based on the 82-year-old actor’s Twitter. The reason for his loss of life has not been introduced.
“It’s with nice unhappiness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the night of July 6,” the tweet mentioned. “The household appreciates the outpouring of affection and heartfelt condolences and asks that you just proceed to respect their privateness throughout this tough time,”
Caan, born in Mar. 26, 1940, was an award-nominated actor having starred in movies like “The Godfather,” “Distress” and “Elf.”
He started his profession with a number of off-Broadway theater productions within the Nineteen Sixties earlier than making his solution to the silver display. He received his first starring position within the 1965 auto-racing drama “Pink Line 7000.”
He’s most well-known for his position as Sonny within the 1972 “Godfather” film. Caan performed the eldest of the Corleone youngsters, a fiery-tempered and violent man at odds together with his extra level-headed father.
In 1978, Caan earned a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame.
His most up-to-date work was in 2019, when he starred in Carol Morley’s crime drama, “Out of Blue.” In complete, he’s credited in additional than 90 movie roles, together with greater than a dozen TV credit.
Cann was divorced 4 occasions, with 5 youngsters.
His 45-year-old son Scott Caan adopted in his footsteps, having been part of CBS’s “Hawaii 5-0,” and the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise.
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