James Caan, ‘Godfather’ star, dead at 82, family says
Actor James Caan has died at the age of 82.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6,” the family wrote in a tweet shared Thursday.
“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
The tweet was completed with Caan’s famous Twitter phrase, “End of tweet.”
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His manager, Matt Del Piano, confirmed Caan’s death to Fox News Digital.
James Caan has died at age 82.
“Jimmy was one of the greatest,” Del Piano said in a statement. “Not only was he one of the best actors our business has ever seen, he was funny, loyal, caring and beloved. Our relationship was always friendship before business.”
“I will miss him dearly and am proud to have worked with him all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this difficult time.”
Caan’s cause of death was not revealed.
James Caan, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and John Cazale pose for a photo.
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The actor was born in the Bronx and later made his on-screen debut in 1963 with “Irma la Douce.”
Caan’s early work included “Red Line 7000,” “El Dorado” and “The Rain People.”
He’s most known for his work in “The Godfather,” “Thief,” “Misery” and “Rollerball.”
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Talia Shire appear for an interview.
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