Hollywood actor James Caan handed away on Wednesday night, his agent stated. The 82-year-old was finest identified for taking part in Sonny Corleone, the oldest son of Vito Corleone, within the 1972 film “The Godfather” and likewise starred as the author held hostage by a fan within the 1990 movie “Distress.”
“It’s with nice unhappiness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the night of July 6,” the actor’s household stated in a Tweet posted on Caan’s official account.
His household signed with the phrase “Finish of tweet,” which was Caan’s method of doing so whereas he was alive.
The actor’s publicist declined to offer any additional particulars, together with reason for demise.
Breakthrough with ‘The Godfather’
Caan started his appearing profession in Hollywood within the Nineteen Sixties, with small roles in movies by acclaimed administrators reminiscent of Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks and Francis Ford Coppola.
But it surely was with Coppola, within the movie “The Godfather, that Caan would play the position of his life. Within the film, he performs Sonny Corleone, the hotheaded son of Vito Corleone, the Italian mafia boss generally known as “the godfather.”
The position landed him an Academy Award nomination for finest supporting actor.