The Godfather film star, American actor James Caan, has died. He was 82 years old at the time.
The announcement was made via the actor’s official Twitter account.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of Jimmy’s death on the evening of July 6.”
The family appreciates the outpouring of love and deep condolences and requests that their privacy is respected during this challenging time,” it said. There was no mention of a cause of death.
Caan was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Sonny Corleone in the Godfather series.
According to multiple sites, including the BBC, Caan was notorious for his partying lifestyle. According to the Guardian, Caan left acting in the early 1980s before making a comeback in the late 1980s. He then appeared in films such as Misery, The Yards, and Elf.
He was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1940 to a kosher butcher father. He has five children and has been married four times.