James Caan death: The Godfather, Misery and Elf actor dies, aged 82

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 (Independent)
(Independent)

Hollywood actor James Caan has died, aged 82.

The news was announced by his family via the actor’s offical Twitter page.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6,” the tweet read.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. End of tweet.”

Caan’s credits include The Godfather (1972), Stephen King adaptation Misery (1990) and Christmas film Elf (2003).

His film career began in the 1960s following roles in films from directors Howard Hawks (El Dorado, 1966), Robert Altman (Countdown, 1967) and Francis Ford Coppola (The Rain People, 1969).

In the 1970s, Coppola cast him as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, which saw him receive an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He returned for a brief appearance in the 1974 sequel.

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